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.
Finally, please remember that you should replace your child’s toothbrush every few months. If a brush is frayed or used for too long, it could harbor harmful bacteria. You can also help your child want to brush their teeth by choosing a design they enjoy.
Do you have more concerns about how you can help your child protect their teeth, or about choosing the perfect brush for you, we invite you to contact Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry by calling us at 512.263.7455. Dr. Nieku Manshadi and our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have and examine the health of their pearly whites. We look forward to receive your call.