Oral B Braun Electric Toothbrush for Kids
It’s never too early to get children in the habit of good oral care. Of course, it’s up to parents to take the “first steps.” Finding new ways to model good dental habits and practice them with your kids is key. The sooner kids begin to take charge of their own teeth, the happier and healthier they (and you) will be. And the payoffs over a lifetime are immeasurable.
If you think it’s a challenge to teach your kids good oral care, you’re in good company. Tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases. And studies show that almost 50% of kids between six and eight have had at least one cavity. These are just a couple of reasons why it’s so important to help kids understand right from the start that proper dental habits are a smart idea.
How to Care for Babies’ Teeth
There’s a lot of information you can discover, but these basics are a good beginning.
- Help prevent plaque bacteria by gently cleaning a newborn baby’s gums with a damp cloth after feedings. Just be sure to use water only, not toothpaste.
- Don’t put your baby to bed with a bottle of formula or juices that contain sugar.
- Once teething begins at about 4 to 6 months, get little ones used to having their teeth brushed. Extra-soft bristles and a pea-sized dab of non-fluoride toothpaste are best.
- Even babies can develop gingivitis, decay and cavities so it’s a good idea to see a pediatric dentist early—use a “first visit by first birthday” strategy.
As kids get older, they want to feel more independent. Part of growing up includes assuming responsibility for taking care of their own teeth—without prompting from parents. Appeal to what matters to them: Kids want to look good to their peers, they want to smile in selfies, and they don’t want to spend their free time sitting in the dental professional’s chair.
Another big challenge for children is avoiding sugary snacks and drinks. Healthier snack options let them enjoy better dental and overall health. If your kids are involved in sports, a mouth guard to protect their teeth from injury can keep them safe and looking good for a lifetime.
Baby teeth typically grow until the age of four, making this the perfect age to help children to grow their brushing skills as well with our Braun Electric Toothbrush. Encourage your child to establish healthy brushing habits with their favorite Disney characters. Featuring your child’s favorite Disney characters.
Make Brushing Teeth Fun. The Oral-B Stages Power Braun Electric Toothbrush Rechargeable, featuring Disney’s Mickey Mouse, is an advanced electric toothbrush for kids. The rotating brush head does more of the work to help your child automatically remove more plaque than a manual toothbrush. It makes brushing fun by playing one of 16 melodies to guide brushing from the upper to lower part of their mouth. Best of all, your kids can practice proper oral care habits to last them a lifetime with the Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B–the app that gets 98% of kids to brush longer for a dentist-recommended 2 minutes. So let’s try our New Braun Electric Toothbrush. It’s good for your kids.