When you visit any drug store or grocery store, you’ll find a wide range of toothbrushes available for sale. While some are traditional toothbrushes, others are electric. If you have a child, you may be wondering whether they could benefit from an electric toothbrush.
While electric toothbrush can help some children clean their teeth more thoroughly, they may be too strong and powerful for others. If your child is around seven years old or older and able to brush their teeth on their own, an electric toothbrush may be a good option.
When used correctly, an electric toothbrush has the potential to clean their teeth far more effectively than a manual one. This is because electric toothbrushes are intended to clean teeth individually and can easily remove plaque buildup in the gums.
It’s a good idea to ask your child’s dentist what type of toothbrush they recommend. If they do believe an electric toothbrush is the way to go, make sure the one you purchase has soft bristles as they will be gentler on your child’s gum. Also, ensure that the toothbrush features the ADA’s Seal of Approval.
In addition, we suggest buying an electric toothbrush in a fun color or design and one that has a timer or a song that indicates when brushing is done. These features can make brushing more fun and efficient for your child.
Contact Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
For more information on the benefits of electric toothbrushes and to find out whether your child may benefit from one, call our office at 703-348-2813.