Toothbrushes come in various shapes and sizes. They can be manual or powered (battery-operated or electric). Over the years, advances in technology aimed to get children excited about brushing has introduced toothbrushes that light up, change colors, and play songs in a timed fashion. These features are designed to encourage brushing for the recommended 2 minutes.
Manual or Powered Toothbrush?
The choice to use manual or powered toothbrush varies with each child. Some children love the vibration of a power driven toothbrush while others don’t. The goal should be a toothbrush that your child will tolerate and use effectively. It may be best to start off with manual and gradually move to battery-operated or electric toothbrush. That being said, consider the following when selecting toothbrushes:
At our children’s dental office in Havertown, we believe the best toothbrush is the one that works best for your child. What is important is that the teeth are brushed effectively after breakfast and before bed. If the bristles start to fray, it is time to change the toothbrush.