For me, an electric toothbrush is a must. I was skeptical to purchase this one, as I wasn't a fan of a wall recharger. I was more of a classic battery girl. The cord is messy and annoying, but the toothbrush does its job. The amount of plaque buildup on my teeth that I feel is less. My gums feel healthier and stronger. Although the head of the toothbrush is very small, it helps me move through my mouth with ease and I've come to prefer a smaller rotating head. The shaft of the item does bulk up with toothpaste leftovers from your mouth if you do not keep it clean, so stay sanitary and take care of it. The head lasted me for about 4 months before I needed to replace it with a new one.