Both manual and power toothbrushes can be used to effectively remove plaque from teeth.
However, for the majority of people, an electric toothbrush will provide better and more efficient plaque removal over a manual brush. This is especially true for people with limited dexterity or people that have difficulty working with a manual toothbrush. Many power brushes have additional features such as timers and pressure indicators that can help to ensure you are brushing long enough and with proper pressure. There are even some brushes for kids that can be linked to a smartphone or tablet that can make teeth brushing more interactive and fun for them. Most patients will see an improvement in dental health from the proper use of a power toothbrush.