Is it a battle to get your child to brush their teeth? Here’s an idea from the team at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria: an electric toothbrush.
If used correctly, an electric toothbrush cleans teeth as well as a manual brush. Both brushes remove food fragments. This, in turn, prevents tooth decay.
Should I get my youngster an electric toothbrush?
If your child is at least three years old, you may want to try an electric toothbrush. Since the whirling bristles do most of the work, they can make brushing easier for kids.
Many electric toothbrushes designed for children have a timer. An alert will automatically sound after they’ve brushed for two minutes, the time most dentists (including us) recommend.
Some kids won’t need the extra help, but for those who do an electric toothbrush can make all the difference.
At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria, we want patients of all ages to enjoy excellent dental health. We offer complete family and restorative dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next appointment with us today!