There is no universally defined age to start using an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes have been shown to help disrupt the biofilm, spread paste, and help remove plaque effectively. Parental supervision is required under the age of 8 to ensure proper use and technique. Individual child preferences and professionals recommendations may apply.
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