Electric toothbrushes are an increasingly common sight in the bathroom. Dental health is important and of course we want to do the best we can to make sure we have a fresh mouth and a gleaming smile. An electric toothbrush is more effective than a manual toothbrush, and promotes good oral hygiene. This means that it effectively counteracts caries, plaque and gum inflammation. Compared with manual toothbrushes, the teeth are also whiter after discolouration and spots from coffee and tobacco. Often it feels like you have to stand there for an age when you're brushing your teeth, although that’s not really true. But the majority of electric toothbrushes have some form of built-in timer which helps you brush your teeth long enough to get them really clean.