People often wonder whether there is a major difference in using an electric or manual toothbrush. If you have dental implants, you may wonder the same thing. The good news is that with your dental implants you can use either and be fine. There are benefits to using both types of toothbrushes so the type you choose to use is up to you. They are equally effective in caring for your teeth. Following are some considerations to keep in mind when choosing a toothbrush. Shape Consider the shape of the toothbrush you are going to use- whether it is electric or manual. A tapered head toothbrush makes it easier to reach the back teeth in your mouth. However, the traditional rectangular shaped head is still able to reach all of your teeth in most cases. Handles The handles of a toothbrush make a difference! Toothbrushes with straight handles are easy to control and it helps if there is a non-slip grip. Flexible handled toothbrushes can help your gums from getting injured from over zealous brushing. All in all, when you are buying a toothbrush, it’s up to you to choose the right combination of factors to get the perfect toothbrush for you. Electric toothbrushes are easier to use and require less effort and are often fun for children to use. If you buy electric toothbrushes for your children, you may not want to miss out on the fun of brushing your teeth with one, but it is certainly possible to have teeth well taken care of with just a manual brush.