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What Toothbrush Is Best for My Child?

Two toothbrushes and dental floss

Have you ever walked down the toothbrush aisle wondering which one would be best for your child? If yes, you might know that finding the best toothbrush for your child can be a daunting task. To make the search easier for you, we have compiled a list of things to consider when buying a toothbrush for your child. Read on to find out!

1. Manual or Electric

According to recent studies, an electric toothbrush is as efficient and effective in removing plaque as a manual toothbrush. However, an electric toothbrush gives the user a much smoother experience and is a suitable option for children with special needs. The longevity of a manual toothbrush is more as it teaches your child how to take care of their oral health. In the end, the selection depends upon your child's preference and age.

2. Hard, Medium, or Soft Bristles

A soft bristle toothbrush is the right choice for any age, but especially for young children. Primarily because their teeth are still developing, using a soft-bristle toothbrush will minimize the chances of gum damage.

3. Look for ADA Approval

To help families find the right toothbrush, the American Dental Association approves several toothbrushes every year. Therefore, when buying one, make sure that it's ADA approved.

4. Heads and Handles

A small-headed toothbrush will help your child gain better access to the premolars and molars. So, if your child is clumsy and tends to drop their toothbrush often, buy a non-grip slip toothbrush for them

Talk to a Greensboro Dentist Today!

Dr. Naomi Lane, Dr. Jennifer Macdonald, and Dr. Bryan Cobb at Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry are proud to provide children with dental care in the most welcoming and comfortable environment. To schedule an appointment at Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry, call us right away or click here!

Posted on Mar 28, 2022
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