How to Pick the Best Toothbrush for Your Child’s Smile

As you search the oral hygiene aisle at the store for a toothbrush for your child, it’s important to identify and choose the best brush that will safely, properly, and effectively clean your child’s smile. But how do you know what to look for in a toothbrush? Well, we are happy to help you! In order to pick the best brush available, we recommend choosing a brush that:

Is easy to use
If your child has a difficult time brushing because the brush is too big or too tough to handle, they won’t brush. So, it’s best to find a toothbrush that has a non-slip grip and a head that fits perfectly in your child’s mouth. We also recommend picking a brush with soft bristles because the soft bristles effectively clean the teeth all while being soft and gentle with the gums.

Has been approved by the ADA
A toothbrush that has been approved by the American Dental Association is the best product you can purchase. This seal of approval means that the brush has passed tests that evaluate safety and effectiveness. Choosing this type of brush will help you know that your child’s smile is taken care of as they clean their teeth each day.

Is one your child loves
If your child has a toothbrush they love, they will enjoy brushing even more. Whether the brush is electric or has your child’s favorite cartoon character or superhero on it, it’s important to purchase one your child will love. So, take your child to the store and have them pick out the brush they will enjoy using.

Oral hygiene is extremely important, even for children, which is why it is vital that you give your child the tools they need to succeed. If you have any questions or if you need help finding the perfect brush, we encourage you to call 541.378.4423 today and talk to a member of our Smiles Dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Natanael Repta if you have concerns that need to be addressed. We look forward to your call!