How To Choose A Toothbrush For Your Toddler

Posted Jul 9th, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents, General Information

How To Choose A Toothbrush For Your Toddler

The toothbrush you choose for your toddler should be easy for them to hold and maneuver, and of course, fit comfortably into their mouth. Here, our Burnaby children's dentists help you choose the right toothbrush for your toddler.


A soft damp cloth is the perfect way to clean your infants' gums before their baby teeth erupt, but as soon as that first tooth appears it's time to start brushing. 

A toothbrush with soft bristles and rounded ends is best for toddlers because they are more gentle on gums and tooth enamel. 

Toddler appropriate toothbrushes should also have small heads and larger handles. This will make it easier for your child to hold the toothbrush and begin learning to brush their own teeth.

Consider choosing a toothbrush that suits your toddler's tastes in terms of colour, pattern and theme. If your toddler likes their toothbrush it will help to make brushing more fun and encourage them to take an interest in an oral care routine.

Replace your child’s toothbrush at least every three months, and after they recover from a cold or flu. 

Your child's toothbrush requirements will change as they grow. So be sure to check with your dentist for age appropriate recommendations as your child develops into a preschooler.

If you have questions about choosing a toothbrush for your toddler, contact our Burnaby children's dentists.

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