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Did you know there are specific types of toothbrushes that are made for children’s smiles? Well, it’s true! There are many different types, colors, and shapes of toothbrushes that will help your child properly clean their smile each day, but how do you know which one to choose? Well, let us help you. In order to pick the best possible toothbrush for your child, we recommend choosing a brush that:

Is easy to use
The best toothbrushes that are easier to use are the products that have a small toothbrush head and a non-slip grip. These characteristics give your child the control they need when brushing and they also allow the brush to fit perfectly in the mouth. Generally, children’s toothbrushes have these benefits and they are the perfect size. However, no matter which brush you choose, make sure it has soft bristles.

Has been approved by the ADA
Search for a brush that has the American Dental Association seal of acceptance on it. This seal means it has undergone and passed tests of safety and effectiveness. This seal informs you that it will properly, effectively, and safely clean your child’s smile.

Is one that your child loves
Sometimes it’s easier to get your child excited about brushing if they have a brush that they enjoy using. So, try taking your child to the store to pick out a brush. They might pick one with their favorite cartoon or favorite superhero on it. Either way, if they love their toothbrush, they will most likely love brushing.

If the toothbrush you use has these three characteristics, your child’s smile will remain healthy and strong because they will have the tool they need to properly clean their teeth each day. For more information about your child’s toothbrush, please feel free to call Dentist in Anchorage, AK | Alaska Dental Associates today at 907-562-2284 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kyle M. Triggs. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!