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Let Your Kids Have a Say in Their Toothbrush

Posted on 12/7/2020 by Fariba Mutschler
Let Your Kids Have a Say in Their ToothbrushIs tooth brushing fun for your child or does he complain about the activity? You can make tooth brushing something to look forward to when you allow your kids to choose their toothbrush.

Match the Tooth Brush to Your Child's Age and Dental Health Needs First

Before you have your child select his or her toothbrush, you need to learn more about the toothbrushes featured for sale. Regardless of your child's age, the toothbrush should have soft bristles that are rounded or “polished.” These kinds of bristles are recommended, as they clean the teeth and are gentle on the gums. By the time your child is a toddler, he or she usually wants to participate in part of the activity. The toothbrush, at this age, should feature a small head and a larger, easier-to-grip handle – something that fits nicely into a smaller hand. Toothbrushes designed for 5- to 8-year-olds feature small heads and slimmer handles. The brushes are designed to clean a combination of permanent and baby teeth. By the time your child turns 8 years old, his or her toothbrush will resemble an adult toothbrush. However, the toothbrushes have smaller heads and large-sized handles. While the American Dental Association states that both powered and manual toothbrushes can be used, powered toothbrushes may make it easier to brush.

Make Sure Your Child's Toothbrush Reflects His or Her Unique Likes and Interests

You child will genuinely enjoy brushing his or her teeth when the toothbrush is designed to highlight a special interest, such as a cartoon character or fun animation. For example, you can get a brand powered toothbrush, such as the Philips Sonicare for Kids toothbrush, and an app that can be used when brushing.

You can also have your child choose a manual toothbrush at the store, as toothbrushes come in various characters and colors. Once you find the right match with respect to the size of the handle and brush head, you can have your child make his or her selection. Make it easy for your little girl or boy to brush his or her teeth. We will support you in your efforts. Give us a call and set an appointment today.

My daughter was a little nervous to have her dental work done but everyone in the office was super friendly and very reassuring and that helped her nervousness go away. Thanks for the excellent dental experience. ~ Lilyana G.

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