Do you know when you should start worrying about your child’s oral health? Did you know that you should start caring for your child’s mouth even before their first tooth erupts or that you should keep helping them until they’re old enough care for their smile on their own?
But what can you do if your child doesn’t like brushing their teeth? Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make brushing more enjoyable. Arguably, picking the right toothbrush for your child is the most important thing you can do to make brushing time safe and enjoyable. And since most dentists recommend getting a new toothbrush every few months, this is an important skill to master.
Fortunately, choosing the right brush for your child isn’t so different from choosing the right brush for yourself—although they may appreciate a more colorful brush than you would typically choose. Still, choosing a brush they are excited about using can be important. It is also important to choose a brush that you or your child can navigate easily and one with soft bristles. Brushing too hard could actually damage your child’s smile.
Aside from using the right toothbrush, we recommend making brushing fun. For example, you could try singing with your child or watching fun videos while they brush. You could also try letting your child brush your teeth.
Overall, if you make your child want to brush, you could be establishing a solid foundation for a lifetime of oral health. If you would like to learn more about the right toothbrush for your child, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.