The brushing technique is more important than the type of toothbrush being used. A manual toothbrush with the correct technique can be just as good as an electric toothbrush. However, despite best efforts, people cannot achieve “perfect” results with a manual toothbrush. An electric toothbrush has additional features such as pressure sensors, cleaning modes and timer features which take the difficulty out of brushing. They are also helpful for people with dexterity issues. Nonetheless, following the recommended brushing technique with an electric toothbrush is key to ensuring proper cleaning is achieved.