How to Choose the Right Toothbrush for Your Child

If you are confused when looking for a toothbrush for your child at the store, you are not alone. Toothbrushes can be very confusing at times, especially when it comes to children’s toothbrushes. So, to help you find the best product for your child, we recommend choosing a brush that:

Is easy to use
The best toothbrushes that are easier to use are the products that have a small toothbrush head and a non-slip grip. These characteristics give your child the control they need when brushing and they also allow the brush to fit perfectly in the mouth. Generally, children’s toothbrushes have these benefits and they are the perfect size. However, no matter which brush you choose, make sure it has soft bristles.

Has been approved by the ADA
The American Dental Association tests products regularly to evaluate safety and effectiveness. So, if you choose a brush that has the ADA’s seal of approval, you have picked a product that will safely and effectively clean your child’s smile each day.

Is one your child loves
Sometimes children don’t care to brush their teeth. However, that might change if they have a toothbrush they love to use. So, why don’t you get them a brush that has their favorite cartoon character or superhero on it? These features might excite your child and make brushing fun for them again.

If you choose a toothbrush that has all three of these characteristics, you have found the perfect product! Oral hygiene is extremely important, and now that your child has the proper tool they need to clean their smile each day, they will grow into the strong and beautiful smile they deserve. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more, please call Smiles Dental today at 360.553.3271 and talk to a member of our caring dental team. Dr. Sarah Barber will also be happy to help you if you schedule an appointment. We look forward to talking with you!