Carlsbad Children's Dentistry

Are you looking for a new toothbrush for your child? This is actually a very important decision to make, as if you end up with a brush that your child doesn’t like, it could turn brushing her teeth into a real chore. At the same time, you’ll want to choose one that will get the job done properly, so that your next visit to the children’s dentist in Encinitas is a smooth one.

Bristles and Size
Always start off with a small toothbrush with soft bristles, particularly for a child under the age of two. As the child ages, the size of the toothbrush can gradually increase until she is old enough to use an adult one. Stick with soft bristles for as long as possible, unless the child objects, since they are gentler on the gums.

Electric or Manual Toothbrush
There is very little difference between the two types of toothbrushes in terms of reducing plaque and gum disease. Therefore, the choice is really up to you. If your child enjoy the vibrations from the electric toothbrush and you don’t mind the additional cost, feel free to buy one. If the child prefers the manual version, you aren’t missing out on any cleaning power by going in that direction..

ADA Approval
Finally, your children’s dentist in Encinitas will recommend that you purchase a toothbrush that has been approved by the American Dental Association. If you have any additional questions about your child’s toothbrush, or his dental health in general, don’t hesitate to call Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry at 760-633-1131.