How to choose the best electric toothbrush for children

Children and toothbrushes

What’s different about a best electric toothbrush for children size?

Philips Sonicare for Kids HX6311 Rechargeable ToothbrushJust like for an adult and a child regular toothbrush, the main difference between the best electric toothbrush for children and for adults is their size, or at least the size of the brush head. But there are also other difference : best electric toothbrush for children usually weigh less and because they have less vibration, they are more easy for children to hold and to use.

Is there an age to start using electric toothbrushes?

Often, it is left at the discretion of the parents. While most companies state that 3 years and up is a safe age to start using an electric toothbrush, some parents prefer to wait until their kid have stronger hands, or prefer to learn the basics of brushing with a regular toothbrush. Many parents feel they should basically wait until their kid has enough autonomy to comfortably hold and control their own manual toothbrush before giving them a buzzing machine to clean their teeth.

Before giving an electric toothbrush to your kid, it is important that you teach your child the importance of brushing their teeth, and the basics and to make it a routine. Then, the switch between regular and electric toothbrush will go like a breeze. By teaching your child the basics of a good oral hygiene, your kid will more easily be able to maintain a good routine.

The buzzing

You may just love the extra vibrations and buzzing because they represent extra cleaning to you. But many kids dislike the buzzing or vibration. This is why best electric toothbrush, children size, usually have less buzzing. They are therefore much cheaper than adults toothbrushes, and can be battery powered because they require much less power. The Oral B Zooth Power toothbrush is a one of the best electric toothbrush for children, and its rotary head is much more appealing to children. Sonicare with KidTimer is another popular kids toothbrush. Best electric toothbrushes for children often have fun figures or well-known characters on them, to make them more appealing to children, like the Crest SpinBrush Holly Hobby. By choosing a fun electric toothbrush your kid will be looking forward to use it.

What to look for in electric toothbrushes for children

Oral B Zooth Power ToothbrushIt is preferable to opt for a rechargeable one, as they will last you longer, and will save you money on the long run as batteries can be costly. Opt for known brands, such as Crest, Sonicare or Oral B. Make sure to choose a small size brushhead. Children electric toothbrushes may not be as powerful as adults electric toothbrushes, but the rotation and or vibrations should be enough to remove more plaque and residues than you child would do with manual brushing. Remember that, just like for regular toothbrushes, it is important to replace the brushhead every 3 months to ensure maximal performance of the toothbrush.

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