When it comes to getting your child to brush her teeth, the more fun brushing is, the more she will want to do it. With the wide range of kids’ toothbrushes available, your child is likely to find one that she enjoys and looks forward to using on a daily basis. While there are many different types of children’s toothbrushes available, most kids toothbrushes have smaller, tapered heads, soft bristles with rounded ends and easy-to-grip handles.
The most basic type of toothbrush you can choose for your child is the simple, traditional toothbrush. This is the toothbrush that likely resembles the one you used as a child or the one your child’s dentist gives out at each visit. The handle of a child’s traditional toothbrush can be completely straight or have a slight bend near the head, depending on the brand you choose. Traditional toothbrushes are available in a variety of colors, so your child can likely find a color that he likes.
From Elmo to Barney, you can find a toothbrush that has almost any popular television character on it. Some character toothbrushes have handles that are shaped like a character, while others have the character’s picture imprinted onto the handle. If your child has a favorite television character, she will likely enjoy brushing with a toothbrush that has the character on it.
If you are a fan of battery-powered toothbrushes, the good news is that you can find them in children’s sizes. Some powered toothbrushes run on disposable batteries while others run on rechargeable batteries. Powered toothbrushes have bristles that spin or vibrate, making it easier for young children who haven’t yet mastered the art of brushing in small circles to clean their teeth.
If you are looking for an over-the-top toothbrush for your child, you are in luck. Kids sized toothbrushes that play music, glow in the dark, flash and change color are available. Some children’s toothbrushes even have built-in timers that are designed to encourage your child to brush longer. If your child resists brushing her teeth, a glow-in-the-dark toothbrush may be what it takes to end the brushing battles.