Children’s Oral Hygiene: Picking the Right Toothbrush

As your children start to learn how to brush their teeth, it’s important that they scrub their chompers with a tool that will successfully and properly clean their smile. So, as you search the oral hygiene aisle at the store for the right children’s toothbrush, we recommend looking for a brush that:

Is easy to use
Brushing can be difficult for children, which is why it is important that you buy a toothbrush that is easy for your child to use. It’s best to pick one that has soft bristles, a non-slip grip, and a smaller toothbrush head. These characteristics make it possible to fit the brush inside the mouth without any trouble.

Has been approved by the ADA
If you choose a toothbrush that has been approved by the American Dental Association, you are on the right track. The ADA tests products for safety and effectiveness, and if the brush has the seal of approval, you will know that you have the best product for a proper and effective cleaning job.

Is one your child will love
Sometimes it’s easier to get your child excited about brushing if they have a brush that they enjoy using. So, try taking your child to the store to pick out a brush. They might pick one with their favorite cartoon or favorite superhero on it. Either way, if they love their toothbrush, they will most likely love brushing.

If you purchase a toothbrush that has these three characteristics, you will have the best toothbrush that will help your child grow into the strong and beautiful smile they deserve. If you would like to know more about children’s toothbrushes, please feel free to call Smiles Dental today at 503.980.4657 and talk to our caring dental team. Dr. Don Chen will also be happy to help you if you schedule an appointment.