Toothbrushes Can Motivate Your Child to Brush

motivate your child to brush teeth

Getting your child to brush his or her teeth in the morning and before bed can be frustrating. It’s difficult—and sometimes impossible—to make little ones fully understand the benefits of good oral hygiene. Luckily, there are some innovative children’s toothbrushes that can help take some of the pressure off of frazzled parents!

Fun and Functionality: Toothbrushes for Kids

Modern technology has transformed the toothbrush into a child friendly brushing tool that is as much fun as it is functional. You’ll find a large selection of colorful, musical, and appropriately sized toothbrushes at your local retail store and on the Internet.

Look for the following features when buying your child’s next toothbrush:

  • Brightly colored and patterned handles
  • Colorful bristles
  • Licensed characters
  • Music and lights, controlled by a timer that shuts off once the minimum brushing time has elapsed
  • Unconventional shapes
  • Personalization
  • Electric toothbrushes

Be sure to include your child in the decision-making process to get them excited about brushing again. And whatever you choose, don’t become sidetracked by all the gimmicks. You still need to ensure that your little one’s toothbrush has a small head, extra-soft or soft bristles with rounded tips, and an easy-to-grip handle.

And because children’s permanent teeth have not yet grown in, be sure to keep up with regular check-ups and cleanings for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Families of all sizes can take advantage of the EDP Dental Plan. Coverage begins almost immediately with no deductible to meet. Enjoy savings of up to 70%—without the hassles of claims or paperwork. Call 631.272.5230 or register online today!

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