Posted by Dr. William Yoo
Keeping your teeth clean must always be a priority. This will help avoid health problems down the road and prevent tooth decay from plaque. With that said, getting children to brush their teeth twice a day can be hard. That’s why parents need to make brushing teeth fun!
There’s a variety of electric toothbrushes on the market that are designed to appeal to kids. Your child will likely be attracted to the one with their favourite cartoon character on it, but that may not be the one that will give them the best clean.
Here are the best electric toothbrushes on the market for kids, which making brushing their teeth something they look forward to!
The Philips Sonicare Sonic Electric rechargeable toothbrush is arguably the best on the market. This toothbrush not only comes with removable stickers that make the toothbrush more appealing to children, but it also teaches children how to brush their teeth. This electric toothbrush has a built-in timer that tracks the amount of time that they should brush their teeth and also alerts the child when to brush each part of their mouth. Lastly, this toothbrush is coated with soft rubber and turns on at the push of a button.
This toothbrush has an ergonomic design that can easily reach molars. This toothbrush is not only easy to turn on and soft, but it also has a rotating head to make brushing more effective. Plus, the fun Disney character themes will make your child love using this toothbrush! Its rechargeable ability means that you won’t have to constantly replace the batteries.
This Philips Sonicare toothbrush is as progressive as it gets. On the entertainment side, this toothbrush comes with eight replaceable stickers to decorate the toothbrush. Most importantly, this toothbrush uses Bluetooth to connect with an app that teaches children how to brush. This could be one of the coolest ideas for grabbing children’s attention and immersing them in a world of teeth such that it will make them forget that they are brushing. On the effective side, this Sonicare has installed its patented technology on this toothbrush. Sonicare’s technology allows for 500 strokes per second which should be able to shine the dirtiest of teeth.
Colgate has entered the children’s toothbrush race by releasing a toothbrush that speaks to the child while he or she brushes. This toothbrush is similar to Sonicare’s timed toothbrush in that it comes with an installed timer and a swivelling head. However, the talking doesn’t just repeat the same thing over and over, it actually coaches children by making them aware when to switch brushing each part of the mouth. For a little under $9, this brush is worth a try.
The Aiyabrush toothbrush is different from other electric toothbrushes because of its long battery life. In fact, this toothbrush is marketed to last up to 100 days before needing a recharge and comes with a two minute and a thirty-second timer. These timers are pretty standard in children’s toothbrushes. The toothbrush relies on its pink colour to grab the attention of children. Lastly, this toothbrush has a high brush stroke speed.
Crest’s SpinBrush electric toothbrush relies on its very detailed handle. From dolphins to racecars to ice cream, its handle comes in many different and exciting designs. Unfortunately, this toothbrush does not have a timer or any method of teaching children how to brush. Therefore, the teaching part relies on the parent, guardian, or babysitter.
This children’s toothbrush totally relies on its cute and stable base. The base comes in many cute faces and the large base allows the toothbrush to easily balance on its end, making it difficult to topple over. This brush comes with two replacement heads, so you won’t have to worry about purchasing replacements any time soon.
Brusheez has attempted to make brushing teeth immersive for children by bringing the imagination to the sink counter. Children will attach themselves to Snappy the Croc and have an entire toothbrush stand to guide their imagination. Along with the toothbrush on the stand, an hourglass timer, replaceable head, and a washing cup fit nicely into the stand. This all comes for a price around $23.
For more information on how to keep your child’s oral health in check, call Roots on Whyte Dental at 888-602-2308 or contact us here.