Kids’ toothbrush for pearly white teeth
Motivate your kids to develop the correct dental hygiene so they can enjoy having healthy and brilliantly shiny teeth. Playful toothbrushes for kids gently clean sensitive gums, remove plaque to prevent dental problems and help your child get used to a daily tooth-brushing routine so they can do it even without your assistance. Notino.co.uk offers everything you need to take care of your child’s teeth when they’re little, and even later during adolescence.
Toothbrushes for kids vs. toothbrushes for adults
A toothbrush for kids is different than a toothbrush for adults:
- the handle is shorter in order to fit into the kid’s small hands,
- the bristles are softer to protect the sensitive gums,
- the brush head is smaller so it can reach the teeth in the back of the mouth,
- the bristles are cut evenly for a more precise brushing effect,
- the toothbrush has a playful design with various motifs to make tooth-brushing more fun.
Our tip: Some types of toothbrushes for kids can be heated up and bent into an optimal position for an even more comfortable use.
When to start brushing your child’s teeth?
Regular tooth-brushing is very important for the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease which might later lead to periodontitis. You need to start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they appear, using gentle massage toothbrushes for kids and gradually teach your child the right brushing technique using manual toothbrushes under your careful supervision. Always check the packaging to make sure the toothbrush is suitable for your child’s age.
Kids from 4 to 12 months
As soon as your child starts teething when they’re 4 to 6 months old, it’s time to use a finger toothbrush and carefully clean their new baby teeth. These toothbrushes are soft and made of rubber so you can put them on your finger, and massage your baby’s gums and clean their teeth once or twice a day.
Children from 1 to 3 years of age
This is the time when the first molars and canine teeth start to come in, which means you can swap the finger toothbrush for a manual toothbrush for kids. Pick a very soft toothbrush with a small head and a high bristle density, and clean their teeth thoroughly at least twice a day by performing circular motions around each individual tooth. Depending on your child’s age, you can add a small amount of baby toothpaste.
Children aged 3 and older
Once the child learns to brush their teeth with a manual toothbrush, you can buy a kids’ electric toothbrush with a fun fairy-tale design or even an app compatibility so they can use their phone to check if they have the correct brushing technique.
- A rotating electric toothbrush for children cleans the teeth with circular motions similar to manual tooth-brushing.
- A sonic toothbrush for kids uses up-and-down vibrations to easily and gently remove plaque.
Our tip: Kids over the age of 6 can also start using a children’s mouthwash.
Set a good example for your kids by taking proper care of your teeth, so you can enjoy the feeling of perfectly clean teeth and healthy gums. Whether you’re taking care of your child’s baby teeth, or you have a teenager who wears braces, notino.co.uk carries silicone toothbrushes for babies, single-tuft brushes for permanent braces or electric toothbrushes for kids in playful designs that will teach your child to brush their teeth the right way!