Childhood is the best time to develop healthy oral habits. When parents instill good oral hygiene habits in children at an early age, there are higher chances of them being a permanent part of their life.
This will not only help them maintain good oral health throughout their lifetime but will also prevent health conditions caused by oral issues.
In this blog, our dental team at Grace Dental in Sugar Land, Texas, explains the factors to be considered when choosing a toothbrush for your child.
A toothbrush that covers the entire surface area of a molar tooth is the right-sized brush for a child. The toothbrush you choose should depend on the age of your child and the size of their mouth.
These are silicon-made finger slip toothbrushes recommended for kids aged 0 to 3 years. They help remove milk buildup and prevent bacterial growth.
Kids’ toothbrushes are small, soft-bristled, and easy to manage when brushing. They are suitable for children aged between 3 and 9 years old.
Children who are above 10 years of age can use adult toothbrushes. Electric toothbrushes are also a viable option to get rid of stubborn plaque and stains.
Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush that is gentle on the gums and enamel.
The body and handle of the brush should be soft as they also come in contact with the teeth when brushing posterior teeth. Proper grip is attained by larger and slimmer handles.
Bright-colored toothbrushes with the child’s favorite superhero characters on them encourage use and combat boredom.
It’s time to get a new toothbrush for your child if you notice the following:
When any of the bristles flare out, the toothbrush loses its plaque removal efficacy. Hence, it has to be replaced right away.
As your child grows, his/her toothbrush may not be capable of covering the entire surface of a molar. This is when you need to change it.
According to the American Dental Association, a child's first dental visit should be scheduled within six months of the eruption of their first tooth or around their first birthday.
If you want to know more about toothbrushes and brushing techniques, contact Grace Dental by calling (281) 340-1333 or visit our office located at 5022 US-90 ALT suite c, Sugar Land, TX 77498 to schedule an appointment.
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