Choosing the right toothbrush for your child is extremely important because it depends on your child wanting to brush their teeth easily, that the brush cleans their teeth and gums properly and that establishing oral hygiene habits does not become a headache. We consulted an expert who gave us eight simple, but very efficient tips, so that when you buy the brush for your little one it is appropriate. Take note and find the one that is perfect for your child!
When you go to find a toothbrush at the store you find thousands of options. In addition to the fashionable characters, you have electric and mechanical brushes, those with hard, medium, soft and extra soft bristles. In addition there are mangoes of all the forms that you can imagine and when you see all that variety it is even more complicated to find the right one.
Take into account the age of your child before buying the brush, in addition to these other tips, which with the help of an orthodontic specialist we give you to make your search easier and more effective. Remember that if you have a question you can always consult with your children's dentist. Now, it is time to look for a new toothbrush and establish oral hygiene habits for a lifetime.
'The first tip I give you to choose the right brush for your children is to look for one that is according to their age, this will allow them to have the right size to fit in their mouth' In most toothbrushes specify the age recommended this can help you and if in doubt consult your dentist.
'He looks for a brush with his favorite character, that will motivate him to use it and brush without forcing him' .
You can also opt for a brush that is your favorite color or with designs that are attractive to you.
'Remember that your children's mouth is small, so the head of the brush must have a diamond shape to reach the areas of the springs'.
'The brush should be changed every three months; there are brands that have indicators so you don't forget to change it,' the dentist told us.
There are parents who do not pay attention to this indication and the reality is that a bad brush will not clean your child's teeth the same, so it loses effectiveness.
'The bristles of the brush should be soft so as not to hurt the gums of your children, because they are still delicate and you have to brush them carefully.'
If your little one complains of pain when brushing his teeth it could be that the bristles are not suitable for his gums.
'The handle should be made of rubber so that the child can take it and not slip or get hurt and make it easier to handle.'
It is important that your child feel comfortable holding the toothbrush, so take note of this detail.
'Look for innovative brushes, there are some of traffic lights, that tells the child the correct brushing time and they love it.'
Remember that the little ones do everything with more pleasure if you handle it like a game.
'Finally remember that the brush you choose is important, but even more important is to make your child form a habit of brushing his teeth three times a day and never going to bed without washing them.'
As a mother, in addition to finding the ideal brush for our little one, we have to insist on them to brush their teeth consistently to avoid tooth decay.
You can visit us at any of our 3 clinics located in Virginia
27 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021