You’re getting your child into bed and all of a sudden a foul scent comes from your child’s mouth. You say, “Did you brush your teeth?” They will most likely tell you they did when you know for sure they either used garlic toothpaste or skipped over that important step in their bedtime routine. That’s why electric toothbrushes make brushing your teeth fun!
When Should Your Child Start Using an Electric Toothbrush?
Your child should be at least three-years-old before they begin using an electric toothbrush. Before then, it is a good idea to ease your child into dental tools so they will have a good idea of what the dentist’s office will look like. This helps to ease their mind and shows them that the dentist does not hurt their teeth; it may just tickle a little bit.
Reasons Your Child Should Use an Electric Toothbrush
There are a few benefits that come from using an electric toothbrush with your child.
- Ease of use – unlike a manual toothbrush, an electric toothbrush does most of the work for you. Your child doesn’t have to wonder if they are brushing too hard, too soft, or in the wrong direction. Many electric toothbrushes have a timer that takes the guesswork out of the standard 2-minute brush time.
- Plaque removal – Electric toothbrushes tend to get rid of more plaque than a manual toothbrush. They are easier to reach the back of the teeth, which helps prevent tooth decay.
- Child’s excitement – using a boring manual toothbrush can be hard to get your child excited to brush their teeth. But now, toothbrushes come with different colors, characters, and songs that can help get your child excited for their oral hygiene.
What’s the Best Electric Toothbrush for Your Child?
Oral-B makes an entire line of toothbrushes just for kids! At ProGrin Dental, we sell the Oral-B Pro-Health kids spinbrush. Our patients love this spinbrush because it acts as the child’s version of our adult Oral-B Genius. These brushes have a round brush head that helps to get around every tooth, just like a dental instrument. This toothbrush also comes with an app with a timer to make brushing your child’s teeth even more fun! It’s the perfect size to help get your child to understand the importance of their dental health.
We provide these brushes at each of our iGrin locations. It’s time to make brushing your teeth fun!