Both electric and manual toothbrushes have their pros and cons. For instance, electric toothbrushes are effective without as much work as a manual toothbrush. However, electric toothbrushes have to be charged and may be a hassle to travel with, but this is not a problem with manual toothbrushes.
Electric toothbrushes are also more fun for children, and may serve as an effective way for parents to get young children to brush their teeth. However, parents have to make sure their children don't drop the electric device in water, as this could be very dangerous. Electric toothbrushes also have a timer to indicate when an individual has brushed thoroughly. This can be helpful for maintaining oral health, and is a feature manual toothbrushes don't have.