What’s the best toothbrush for children?
It’s important to introduce good oral hygiene habits early on, brushing after meals and before bed. Making brushing a daily habit is a simple and easy way to deter cavities.
Choosing the best toothbrush for your little one depends on your baby’s unique personality. Some babies love the counterpressure of mommy’s finger massaging their gums, while others love to bite down every chance they get.
No matter their age, your children’s toothbrush should fit comfortably in their mouths and be easy to hold and manipulate
Here there some tips to be consider when you buy a brush teeth for your child:
Infant Finger ToothBrushes:
If you have an infant with only a few front teeth, a finger brush might be your best choice. With these brushes, you can use just water or an infant toothpaste that contains no fluoride, since your child is going to swallow the toothpaste.
By the age of two, your toddler is likely to want to participate in toothbrushing time. Toddler toothbrushes have small heads and large handles with soft grips that are easy for small hands to hold. At this age, your tot hasn’t yet developed the control to brush his own teeth effectively, but he can take a turn before or after Mom or Dad.
Between the ages of 5-8, children start to have adult teeth erupting and are better at spitting out their toothpaste. It’s important to get a larger toothbrush for the larger adult teeth that have erupted, and to start using fluoridated toothpaste which will help to make your child’s teeth healthy and strong!
Many toothbrushes for children in this age range (and younger) are based on popular cartoon characters, which are specially designed for children 5 years of age and older.