I have been using an electric toothbrush for years. It was recommended to be by my dentist over 10 years ago and I have using them since. The only thing I hate is bringing it with me around if I am travelling or like to keep one in my desk at the office. I like to use Arm and Hammer new manual toothbrushes, it is the only manual brushes on the market with a rotating head so you can get an extra deep clean without the bulk of an electronic brush. This A&M toothbrush cleans much better than my regular manual toothbrush at my desk. After using this after a few days and I think my daughter would also want one too.