How to Pick the Best Toothbrush for Your Child

Do you ever wonder what type of toothbrush you should get for your child? If so, we are here to help you! Oral hygiene is extremely important, which is why it is vital that you give your child the tools they need to properly and effectively clean their smile each day. So, while you browse the oral hygiene aisle at the store, we recommend looking for a brush that:

Is easy to use
Make sure you choose a brush that has a small head and a non-slip grip. These characteristics will help the toothbrush fit perfectly into the mouth and they will also give your child the control they need to scrub. To make things easier, look for a small, child-sized toothbrush rather than one that was made for an adult. We also strongly recommend choosing a brush with soft bristles.

Has been approved by the ADA
If the brush has been approved by the American Dental Association, that means it has passed tests that have evaluated for safety and effectiveness. This is the best way to know that the brush is the best product for your child’s smile.

Is one your child loves
Whether the brush has your child’s favorite superhero or cartoon character on it, it’s best to choose a brush that your child loves. If your child loves the brush, they will enjoy cleaning their smile more and more each day. So, try taking your child to the store with you and have them pick out a brush that they would enjoy using.

If you would like to know more about the best toothbrush for your child, please feel free to call Smiles Dental today and ask Dr. Melody Pongmanopap for suggestions. All you need to do is call 360.464.9797 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can. We look forward to hearing from you!