Toothbrushes | Dental Treatment Guide

The type of toothbrush that your child uses is important because if you use the wrong kind of toothbrush, gum tissues may be damaged. Regardless of the age of your child, you should get a toothbrush that has soft nylon bristles. Harder bristles can cause your gums to wear away through time. While your child is still small, you should get them a toothbrush that is small also. As they grow up, you should get a toothbrush that can still fit in their mouths. You should brush your teeth one tooth or two teeth at a time. The toothbrush of your child must be able to reach the teeth at the very back of your mouth.

You should replace your toothbrush and the toothbrush of your child every four months or when they start looking work out and frayed. If your toothbrush wears out too soon then you or your child may be brushing too hard. You should also consider replacing your toothbrush after your child has gotten a cold or after your child has gone through an illness so that you can prevent any infections.

Powered toothbrushes are fun to use and they could remove plaque and stain better than a regular toothbrush. This does not mean that you should get one right away. Regular toothbrushes are effective. Electric toothbrushes are an advantage to children who can’t sit still for long periods of time and who can not brush properly with a regular toothbrush.

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