Benefits of Electric Toothbrushes for Children

By Ted Gerner | October 1, 2018

Brushing teeth twice a day is essential, especially for kids with their developing permanent teeth. But kids are rarely eager to brush their teeth – they are often too lazy, or they just do not like the process.

That is true if they have to use the manual toothbrush. Do you want to make dental care fun for your child instead of it being a chore? Give your kid children electric toothbrush!

Children love electric toothbrushes because of their design and features. Kids can choose toothbrushes with famous Disney characters, or other cartoon favorites like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Care Bears. Even the ‘big’ manufacturers like Philips and Oral B offer several models of kids toothbrushes that have many features from more expensive ‘adult’ brushes.

A neat feature that makes cleaning fun is the music that plays during the activity. Musical toothbrushes play kids’ favorite tunes. But…Kids must use the brush to hear the song!

There are several more reasons why children electric toothbrush is the right choice:

  • Using the electric toothbrush requires minimal skills – no more drama of teaching your children to brush teeth with a manual brush.
  • Power toothbrushes cause less damage to kid’s gums and tooth enamel because the majority of them have pressure sensors.
  • Brushing with powered toothbrush requires minimal efforts and less force. Still, it is more efficient and effective.
  • The majority of powered toothbrushes have a timer. Therefore your kid will know when two minutes necessary for effective cleaning are up.

Just like manual toothbrushes, children electrical toothbrushes are typically categorized based on their types of bristles – very soft, soft, medium, hard, and very hard. Dentists recommend soft bristles for kids, as well as for adults with gum problems.

If your kids are old enough, have them help you pick out their toothbrushes. Getting your little ones involved in the process and excited about a new toothbrush may make tooth-brushing an enjoyable task!

Just keep in mind that not the type of toothbrush, but the way your kid brushes his teeth, as well as the frequency and duration of brushing sessions, are the most critical factors for adequate oral hygiene and good health of your youngsters’ teeth.