Picking the Right Toothbrush for Your Kid

Picking the Right Toothbrush for Your Kid

Posted by G. LARRY LEONAKIS on Mar 7 2022, 05:32 AM

Today's market has given us different varieties of toothbrushes to choose from. There are multiple features in all those toothbrushes that claim to help you have a better brushing experience. They are essential tools needed for better oral health and a happier smile. 

Which Toothbrush Is Good for Your Child?

Choosing a toothbrush for your child is confusing when there are so many options. Kids' toothbrushes vary in size and shape depending on their needs and ability. 

Children's toothbrushes should properly fit in their mouths. It should be easy to hold and manipulate. It is better to opt for a soft-bristled toothbrush that is made of a round-ended or "polished" material. These types of toothbrushes clean their teeth effectively and are not rough on their gums. 

For babies, it is advisable to use a damp cloth on their gums and begin using a soft toothbrush once their first tooth has emerged. It is good to use toothbrushes that have small heads and large handles for toddlers. It becomes easy for them to hold and provide soft grips. 

Children between the age of five and eight should be provided with toothbrushes that have slimmer handles to suit a child's more dexterous grip and larger jaws. 

Let Them Have Fun With the Toothbrush!

Getting the right toothbrush for your child doesn't ensure he will have clean and healthy teeth. Getting the children to brush their teeth is a hectic task. They often find it boring and become lazy to brush.

Pick the toothbrush with an attractive design and color to develop the habit of brushing in the children. Many toothbrushes have popular cartoon characters. They are specially designed for children above the age of four. Choose the child's favorite cartoon character to maintain his interest while brushing his teeth.

Supplementary features in the toothbrush such as a hygiene cap and a suction base help in attracting the children to use the toothbrush. Also, innovative features such as light or music in the brush can get them interested. 

It is important to replace the child's toothbrush every three months. The bristle of the brush will collect more germs over time and can lead to gum infections. 

When choosing a new toothbrush for your child, consult a dentist to know the best selections. Book an appointment with G. Larry Leonakis, DDS at (775) 882-0635. Or visit us at 371 S Roop St, Carson City, NV 89701. Visit our website https://www.drlarrydds.com for further information.

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