Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. I’m only half serious. Okay if you are only comfortable with a manual brush and you hate the electric brush because it is bulky and too hard to hold and there is no way in heck you would brush regularly with an electric brush, just use the manual one. It is more important that you brush your teeth regularly (as long as you are doing it with the correct technique) than anything else. But if you are just sticking with the manual brush because you are resistant to change, old habits die hard for you, or it allows you to do your quick inattentive brush before you rush off in the morning, please, please give the electric brush a chance.
The electric brush is just so easy. All you need to do is hold the brush and move the brush head from tooth to tooth. Let the toothbrush do all the work for you. It is super efficient, never gets tired and moves in ways you never could. It is awesome for people with arthritis or other dexterity issues. It’s also great for kids who aren’t coordinated or don’t really understand brushing technique yet. Hey, it’s great for all of us, just give it a try. You will be amazed at how plaque-free your teeth feel (you know, smooth, glossy, not fuzzy, etc.) after you learn how to use it properly. Just make sure you pick the right electric brush for you. There are many out there. The best ones are ultra gentle. If you have a lot of recession and a thin gingival biotype you might want to try the Sonicare. If you have nice thick gums and no root exposure, you could be fine with an inexpensive Oral B. In any case, pick brush heads that have an ultra soft bristles and change them before they. Your teeth and gums are not made of titanium. They are soft in a sense, prone to wear and will retreat if traumatized. Be gentle with them but also do them the favour of being free of food and plaque. They will thank you for many years to come if you do.