As a parent, you will have to make countless decisions and when it comes to the oral care of your little one it shouldn’t be so complicated. However, the decisions start even when choosing the right toothbrush, and choosing the right one matters.
You will go to the store and find so many options, electric toothbrushes, small, big, short, tall, etc.
The toothbrush you choose for your little one will have a huge impact on his/her smile. We will help you find the right toothbrush for your little one.
Basic Guideline to choose the Right Toothbrush
The age category does matter. A baby toothbrush is way different from an adult’s toothbrush.
Pay attention to the labels on the toothbrushes when you choose one, stay in the correct age group.
Manual or electric toothbrush?
Although we are often persuaded to buy the most expensive, “fancier” toothbrush, an electric toothbrush is not always necessarily the best one.
A manual toothbrush can do as good of a job as the electric one.
If you do end up getting the electric toothbrush for your little one, make sure he/she is at least 3 years of age or more.
Consult a pediatric dentist.
Ask your child’s dentist what the best toothbrush is for your little one. If you don’t currently have one, give us a call!
In addition to the general guidelines above, here are some specifics to keep in mind when choosing a child toothbrush:
Most toothbrushes for kids will have soft bristles, but it doesn’t hurt to double check. Hard bristles often do more harm than good. And, contrary to popular belief, they don’t do a better job.
A small toothbrush head is easier to maneuver and better able to reach small corners of the mouth.
Generally speaking, kids have an easier time gripping larger handles as opposed to small or thin handles.
Also, make sure the handle is non-slip (e.g. either textured, made of rubber, or both).
Choosing the right toothbrush for your little one will help maintain a healthy smile. We want your kids to have a healthy smile and be part of the no cavity club.
For more information, give us a call and we will assist you with all of your oral health questions.