Is an electric toothbrush recommended over a normal brush?

The answer to this depends on whether you have any disabilities and what your attitude is to brushing. If you are able to brush with a normal toothbrush and can do it well, then an electric toothbrush will not be of much advantage to you. Whereas a person with a disability or handicap may find that an electric toothbrush improves their brushing considerably and in this group of patients, it is most advantageous. In children, if the use of an electric toothbrush encourages them to brush more often,  it again carries merit and recommendation.