Depending upon the brand and level, electric toothbrushes can be more effective than brushing manually. They tend to remove more plaque and stain without causing any damage to the surrounding tissues. For example, certain brands of electric toothbrushes take away the ability for you to brush too hard. Also, with an electric toothbrush you only typically need 2 minutes to effectively remove plaque whereas a manual toothbrush would require 3 to 5 minutes to do so. Electric toothbrushes can also reach under the gums more. For more info, contact our Orlando dental office today!