When To Buy a Baby Toothbrush
Finding the Right Baby Toothbrushes
A good baby's toothbrush is one of the most crucial assets for maintaining a set of healthy, pearly whites. If you've already dipped your toes in the baby toothbrush market, it's easy to get overwhelmed with the wealth of options. Here are some features you can look for to help narrow down your search.
Gentle Toothbrush Head
Brush heads need extra soft bristles to avoid damaging your baby's developing gums. Some toothbrushes come with a triple angled brush head to help navigate through difficult-to-reach areas like the back molars.
Many baby toothbrushes on the market deviate from the standard handle. Some have curved shapes, while others might come with a vibrating function. You might want to start with a straight or slightly angled handle because they're easier to master.
Always check the label and look for a breakdown of the product's materials. Many baby toothbrushes use food-grade silicone or bioplastics that are safe and durable.
Traditional Toothbrush vs. Electric Toothbrush
We personally recommend starting with a manual toothbrush because they afford a bit more control over the pressure you use. If your child's gums are no longer sore from teething, you can make the switch to electronic brushes.
At Tastyganics, we provide a solid line of toothbrushes designed specifically for your baby's oral care. All of them are made in the USA using 100% toxin-free materials and approved by the American Dental Association (ADA).
What About Baby Toothpaste?
Recently, we've noticed a significant increase in the number of baby toothpaste types and brands. Here are a few important guidelines to make sure you choose one that works for your child's teeth.
Safe To Swallow
Look for toothpaste with an organic ingredient base. While chemical components like fluoride effectively protect and strengthen teeth, there is always a swallowing risk when used for babies.
The right way to encourage your young one to practice good oral care habits is to make brushing fun. Many kinds of toddler toothpaste come with yummy flavors that can make every brushing session easy for you and enjoyable for your child.
Brushing teeth regularly using the right toothpaste will help you avoid the stress of dealing with pesky cavities in the future. Check out our line at Tastyganics for ADA-approved and certified organic products that have fun flavors like coconut banana and clove cardamom.
Teeth Brushing Timeline
Once you've found the best baby toothbrush and toothpaste, you can follow this timeline for early dental care to help make each transition smooth and successful.
0-6 Months: Finger Toothbrush
Most babies won't have any teeth during the first six months of their life, but you should still clean their gums every day to avoid infections. You can gently wipe down your baby's gums with a clean, damp washcloth or some gum wipes.
If you want to be a bit more thorough, we recommend investing in some finger toothbrushes. These products use super soft bristles that are perfect for massaging sore gums and cleaning the tongue.
6-12 Months: Soft Bristles
For some babies, the first tooth appears by the age of six months. You can start using a teether toothbrush with nylon bristles or silicone bristles that can gently clean baby's teeth. We recommend brushing twice a day using a bit of toothpaste.
Your young one's gums will also become very sore and irritated whenever a tooth erupts, so don't forget to massage the area to help relieve teething pain and encourage faster tooth growth.
If your baby still doesn't have their first teeth by their first birthday, this is still no cause for alarm. Consider making your young one's first dental appointment--regardless of how many teeth they already have--to ensure the proper growth and development of their teeth and gums.
12-18 Months: Toddler Toothbrush
As your child's mouth fills up with top and bottom teeth, it's essential to stick to a regular brushing routine of at least twice a day using toothpaste. Try to encourage your young one to develop the habit of spitting after brushing.
Over time, you can teach them how to clean their own teeth properly. You can find many training toothbrush brands that offer a great selection for young toddlers. These toddler toothbrushes often come with an easy-grip handle, a small brush head, and fun, colorful designs. Electric toothbrushes are another potential option because they don't require a lot of hand pressure to keep teeth clean.
You can now also introduce using fluoride toothpaste with proper supervision. Combined with an effective toddler toothbrush, you can ensure your young one's excellent oral health in the next few years.
Safeguard Your Baby's Mouth Health Today
Baby teeth are important for your young one to learn to speak and chew. They also hold space in the mouth for their permanent pearly whites, so taking care of them from the start is essential.
If you're having a hard time looking for safe oral care products that can effectively clean your baby's teeth and gums, we have the solution. At Tastyganics, we work hard to provide our customers with the highest quality products on the market because your child deserves nothing but the best.
Whether you need a baby toothbrush or toothpaste made specifically for children's teeth, you can find it among our ADA-approved products. Check out our selection and prepare for your baby's tooth brushing journey today!
For any other questions or concerns you may have about your baby's health and wellness, chat with us anytime.
- Jennifer Akiyama