As a parent, you want the best for your child.

You want them to be happy, loving, successful and healthy. Your child’s oral health should be taken just as seriously as their other body health (yes, even if they still only have baby teeth). Making sure your child has the correct toothbrush is the first step in ensuring your child has good oral health.

Choose a Soft Bristle

Many may think that a toothbrush with a harder bristle would be better for cleaning one’s teeth or gum, although this is not true. Harder bristles could irritate your child’s gums which could lead to inflammation, healthy gums = healthy teeth. As long your child is brushing properly, soft bristles will get the job done!

Find an Age Appropriate Brush

You know when you’re looking at kids’ toothbrushes in the isle and they have the age recommendations on the package? Yeah, utilize those. For your children that are still just starting out with brushing their teeth, you want to make sure you find a brush that fits inside their little mouths!

Let Your Child Choose Their Toothbrush!

One of the best ways to get your child excited to brush their teeth is to let them choose their own toothbrush. If you help them build up the excitement then they’ll be more eager to actually brush their teeth.

Remember to continue brushing your teeth with your children. They love mimicking their parents and if you create a fun environment, it will be a lot easier for your children to develop proper oral health skills! If you notice their oral health is lacking, set up an appointment with your Reno Family Dentist today!