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Alaska Dentistry for Kids Offers These 3 Tips on Choosing The Right Toothbrush For Effective Teeth Cleaning November 13, 2015

Anchorage, Anchorage County
Alaska Dentistry for Kids Offers These 3 Tips on Choosing The Right Toothbrush For Effective Teeth Cleaning, Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Dentistry for Kids is the best in kids' dental care, and they are changing the dentist stigma one kid at a time. The kind professionals at Alaska Dentistry for Kids work hard to ensure that each child has the best experience possible each time they visit the dentist. When it comes to children's dentists, they are top-of-the-line with patient care.

Even though Alaska Dentistry for Kids provides amazing dental care, they want you to know how to keep your child's teeth healthy before you ever step in for a visit. The easiest way to do that is by picking out the best toothbrush for your child and showing them proper cleaning techniques. 

The next time your kid runs to the most colorful toothbrush with their favorite character on it, use these tips to determine if it's really the right toothbrush for them:

  • Size: As you may have guessed, a toothbrush that is fit for an adult is not the best choice for a child. When choosing a toothbrush, you should not go in with a one-size-fits-all mentality. The best toothbrush will allow the bristles to reach all the way to the back of their molars. The brush should be able to clean the entire surface of the tooth while not missing any spots. 
  • Bristle Strength: Most children prefer softer brushes. Kids tend to rush through brushing, and if they have a hard brush, they can hurt their gums by brushing too quickly. If your child doesn't use a soft-bristle toothbrush and brushes too vigorously, they might develop sensitive teeth or gums. 
  • Battery-Powered? A lot of children go for the battery-powered brushes because they look a lot cooler than the regular ones. Luckily for you as a parent, the battery-powered toothbrushes are often more efficient. To brush your teeth effectively, you must move the brush in a circular motion over every surface of each tooth. It usually takes two minutes to thoroughly clean your entire mouth. Most children get distracted long before this mark, but a battery-powered toothbrush usually includes a timing feature that will alert you when you've reached two minutes.

If you need more advice on choosing a toothbrush for your child, the friendly dental staff at Alaska Dentistry for Kids is happy to help! For more information about preventative care, teeth cleanings, fillings, and more, visit the Alaska Dentistry for Kids website or call (907) 274-2525 today.

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