What Kind of Toothbrush Is Best?

What Kind of Toothbrush Is Best?
Posted on 01/15/2020
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At Yummy Dental & Orthodontics For Kids, we believe everyone deserves a smile they're proud to call their own, and we're proud to help kids throughout Glenview and the greater Chicago, IL area achieve one. We offer a wide variety of high-quality pediatric dental treatments to our patients, but how you care for your child's teeth at home is just as important to the health of their smile. Oral hygiene is a crucial part of that, and if you're wondering how to choose the right toothbrush for your child, we can help.

How to Choose the Right Toothbrush

If you're worried about choosing the best toothbrush for the health of your child's smile, we've got good news for you: the truth is, it doesn't matter all that much! What's important is the fact that your child brush their teeth – so long as it's a children's toothbrush, the actual brush they use is a far smaller factor.

That said, there are some guidelines to keep in mind when choosing a toothbrush for your child. We recommend using soft-bristle toothbrush, ideally one designed for your child's age bracket to ensure it's sized correctly. To ensure the quality of the toothbrush, look for the American Dental Association's Seal of Acceptance. Some kids prefer an electric toothbrush over a manual toothbrush, as these can make it a little easier for your child to clean their teeth.

But there's one more factor to consider when choosing a toothbrush for your child: which one they want! Many kids toothbrushes are decorated with characters from popular movies and shows, so your child may want one with their favorite superhero or cartoon character. If that's the case, get it! Not only will this get your child excited, it will give them some agency and ownership over the process, which will motivate them to keep their teeth clean.

Contact Your Chicago Pediatric Dentist

We hope these tips make it a little easier to choose your child's next toothbrush, and if you'd like to discuss it further, we're always here to help. Contact us today with any questions on your child's oral hygiene, or feel free to request an appointment online for a checkup. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're excited to help your child achieve a beautiful smile!