It’s important to teach your child to brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes a day. But parents end up jumping the gun if their little ones don’t even have the tools to properly take care of their oral hygiene first. Here’s how to pick out the right toothbrush for your kids!

Bristles

Bristles come in all shapes and sizes, but dentists believe that soft, rounded bristles are the best for your little ones! Soft bristles can get the job done without damaging their gums, while hard rubber bristles can cut and hurt them.

Size

The size of the toothbrush is the main reason why your little one may need to tag along on your shopping spree. You’re going to need them around to get an accurate size. The toothbrush head should fit comfortably while still being small enough to clean all the tough to reach spots.

Handle

Handles come in all shapes and sizes, but the most effective handle is mainly based on comfort more than anything else. If the handle size is wrong, it may be difficult for them to grasp and effectively brush their teeth. Look for ones with a rubber grip!

 

For good dental health, always remember to brush twice a day, for two minutes a day – and schedule regular dental cleanings and checkups! Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County offers a caring and compassionate approach to pediatric dentistry, ensuring our patients are comfortable at all times. To learn more about our practice, visit our website, or give us a call at 631-320-0880 to schedule an appointment today!

Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County has two locations:

Commack | (631) 486-6364 | 2171 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 145

Medford | 631) 320-0880) | 3237 Route 112, Bldg 6, Suite 7B