Switching to an electric toothbrush is a weird experience. Going from the tame, predictable and monotonous strokes of a manual brush to the sharp, aggressive and powerful precision of an electric one can be an oral oddity (as the actress said to the bishop).
When you first use an electric brush, you don’t know whether to laugh or cry. The vibration of the shaft tickles your gums (ey up) yet the feeling of the vibrating bristles scraping between your molars is about as comfortable as licking stubble. It’s horrible.
Yet, over time, you desensitise. After a while, you don’t even notice it. In fact, once you’re accustomed to the intensity of the electric operation, going back to a manual style is impossible. It’d be like going back in time.
The same is true of change. Whether it’s organisational, lifestyle or personal, the initial impact is often the hardest thing to handle. But once you get used to it, going back over isn’t an option.