Do you know what you would do while you’re standing in the store choosing a toothbrush for your child? Did you know that your little one’s toothbrush can actually have a major impact on their oral health? How do you choose the right brush for your child?
The first thing you should consider is the firmness of a brush’s bristles. Hard bristles can actually damage your little one’s teeth. Incidentally, hard bristles can actually damage an adult’s teeth as well. To avoid these issues, please select a brush with soft bristles.
You should also choose a brush that fits well inside your little one’s mouth. We recommend using a rounded head, instead of a rectangular one, since they usually fit better in your child’s mouth. If brushing is uncomfortable, your child will be more likely to not want to brush. A rounded brush will also help your child reach the back of their teeth.
Knowing how to replace your little one’s toothbrush is important, especially because you should remember to replace it fairly often. In fact, you should replace your child’s toothbrush every three or four months. You may also need to replace the brush even sooner if the bristles fray. You should also help your child by picking a toothbrush with a design they’ll like.
If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to give Price Pediatric Dentistry a call at 435.637.9590. Dr. Trace M. Lund and the rest of our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!