When Can Children Use Electric Toothbrushes?

Jan. 18,2017

"The British Dental Health Organisation advocates electric toothbrushes for children, stating that they are ‘better’ than manual brushes, while electric toothbrushes are not suitable for young children below the age of three."

It is essential to purchase an electric toothbrush that has been especially adapted for a child. That means softer bristles and easier-to-grip handles, amongst other features. Sakykids, for example, has developed child-friendly power brushes that are ‘specially designed for kids’ mouths.(Link:  Saky Blue / Saky Pink )

When Can Children Use Electric Toothbrushes?

When Can Children Use Electric Toothbrushes?

The Sakykids electric toothbrush provides a precise clean while remaining gentle on gums with 18,000 strokes per minute.With more brush strokes in a day than your manual in a month, power-up removes more plaque, helps reduce cavities and improve gum health.

Suitable form 2 to 10 with two modes(gentle mode and extra gentle mode). It is gentler on children’s teeth and gums with two mode than others. The baby blue and gentle pink could be very attractive to both little boys and girls, which can inspire their passion of brushing tooth.

The Sakykids Sonic Toothbrush is the perfect on-the-go solution for easy and convenient oral care. The removable cap keeps the brush clean while the compact design makes storage a snap. This electric toothbrush fits in most purses, makeup bags, toiletry bags, or even in your desk drawer at work.

When Can Children Use Electric Toothbrushes?

When Can Children Use Electric Toothbrushes?

When Can Children Use Electric Toothbrushes?

How to introduce your child to their Electric Toothbrush

No matter what brush you opt for, the brush will have some special feature designed to capture a child’s attention. It might be a musical handle, a character from their favourite movie or a sticker pack. Aim to generate some excitement over the new brush. The brush shouldn’t be viewed as a toy, but as a special treat they can enjoy twice a day. 

Some children are confused by the brush at first. The vibrations can seem foreign to them, so begin by holding the back of the brush head to their arm in a playful manner. If they don’t seem deterred, allow the child to hold the brush. Eventually, you can work up to holding the brush to their teeth. Coach the child on how to hold the brush.

If you have an electric brush, encourage your child to watch how you use it. You should make it clear that using an electric brush is a privileged, grown-up thing to do.

Experts suggest that it is prudent to monitor your child’s brushing until they reach the age of seven. Teach your child how to gently clean their teeth and gums by applying light force.