Is it a battle to get your child to brush their teeth? An electric toothbrush can help.
If used correctly, an electric toothbrush cleans teeth as well as a manual brush. Both brushes remove food fragments. This, in turn, prevents decay.
Should I get my son or daughter an electric toothbrush?
If your child is at least three years old, you may want to try an electric toothbrush.
It can make brushing easier for kids
Your child needs to hold the brush in place, but the whirling bristles do most of the cleaning. If they can patiently and methodically cover all tooth surfaces, it will go a long way to prevent decay.
Many electric toothbrushes designed for kids have a timer. When the child pushes the ON button, it sets a two-minute timer.
An electric toothbrush can remove more plaque
If your son or daughter can move the brush to the proper angles, an electric toothbrush can remove more plaque. However, if your child can’t brush right with a manual toothbrush, they won’t be able to brush thoroughly with an electric brush.
You may need to help younger children
Allow your youngster to go over all of their teeth with the brush. Then step in and go over them again. This way, your child will improve on their brushing skills and develop a daily habit. Eventually, they will be able to do the job on their own.
Many children find an electric brush a lot more fun to use: “A power tool to brush teeth! Cool!”
Anything that makes oral hygiene more fun is a great investment.
Whether you opt for a manual or electric brush, however, get soft bristles.
How to choose the best electric toothbrush for your child
Look for a brush designed for kids. It should have a small, kid-sized handle. The rotating head should fit in a small mouth. Many manufacturers feature popular children’s movie, TV, or video game characters. If you take your child to shop for one, they will most certainly have an opinion!
A companion app can double the fun
Some electric toothbrushes can be used with a children’s dental hygiene phone app. It makes brushing a game. Your child can progress in the game and earn rewards for daily brushing.
Many apps use music. Your son or daughter brushes until the song is over. Some of the songs remind your son or daughter when to move to another section of teeth.
There would probably be fewer adults with tooth woes today if they had grown up with Spiderman toothbrushes and companion phone apps.
All toothbrushes, when used right, can effectively clean teeth. An electric brush can help your child enjoy brushing. This may be the most important reason to elect one.
It can help them develop daily oral hygiene for a lifetime of dental health.