Electric toothbrushes have been shown to be more effective at guiding better brushing habits, helping to remove plaque and prevent gingivitis (studies available upon request). Electric or sonic toothbrushes can be used by children, but you should ensure that their technique is good (or you are doing it) and that the vibration frequency is safe (ideally under 20,000 Hz). Children have preferences just like adults but they may perceive various sensations differently, so be sure to choose the option that your child will use compliantly.
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