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As you’re browsing the oral hygiene aisle at the store, it’s important to pick the right toothbrush for your child. However, that might be a difficult task if you’re not sure what characteristics to look for. So, to help you pick the best child’s toothbrush in Westlake Village, California, your dentist, Dr. Steven Hever, encourages you to choose a brush that:

Is easy to use

Make sure you choose a brush that has a small head and a non-slip grip. These characteristics will help the toothbrush fit perfectly into the mouth and they will also give you the control you need to scrub. To make things easier, look for a small, child-sized toothbrush rather than one that was made for an adult. We also strongly recommend choosing a brush with soft bristles.

Has been approved by the ADA

The American Dental Association tests products regularly to evaluate safety and effectiveness. So, if you choose a brush that has the ADA’s seal of approval, you have picked a product that will safely and effectively clean your child’s smile each day.

Is one that your child loves

Sometimes getting a child to brush their teeth is extremely difficult. However, if you buy them a brush they love, maybe one that has their favorite cartoon character on it, then they will enjoy brushing once more. To make things even more fun, take your child to the store with you and have them choose a brush themselves.

Our friendly dental team at Finesse Dental Care is here to help you in any way we can, so we encourage you to call our office at (805) 742-4749 if you have any questions or if you need additional help. We will be happy to talk with you and walk you through the steps of choosing the brush that will best clean your child’s smile. We look forward to your call!