At River Run Dental, many parents ask us whether they should buy an electric toothbrush for their child. We are strong advocates of electric toothbrushes for kids because they offer a variety of benefits. The greatest benefit of an electric toothbrush is that it can remove plaque better than manual toothbrushes. It’s common for kids to brush with a manual toothbrush and not be able to scrape away plaque that can cause bad breath and cavities.
An electric toothbrush can also stop kids from brushing too hard because it may come with pressure alerts. Young kids don’t know how to apply the right amount of pressure while older kids often brush too hard and damage their enamel as a result.
Since kids often get bored when they are brushing their teeth with a manual toothbrush, they may not brush their teeth for the entire two minutes they should be. With an electric toothbrush, they are more likely to find brushing fun and brush for longer.
If you’re looking for the best electric toothbrush for kids, consider a Sonicare toothbrush. There are a variety of Sonicare toothbrushes that come in different sizes with different pulse rates. If your child is younger, we suggest the Sonicare for Kids toothbrush because it has a great app that shows kids where to brush and uses a lower vibration rate than other brushes.
If you have an older child, go for the Sonicare FlexCare Platinum sonic toothbrush or Sonicare DiamondClean sonic toothbrush as these brushes feature various brushing modes and greater power.
Schedule an Appointment at River Run Dental
For more information on the best electric toothbrush for kids, schedule an appointment at our Richmond, VA office. We can recommend the ideal electric toothbrush for your particular child. Call us at (804) 262-1060 today. We look forward to hearing from you!