The 10 Best Toothbrushes For Kids
This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Most parents can use all the help they can get when it comes to motivating their sons and daughters to start and maintain a good oral hygiene regimen. So we collated a good selection of kids' toothbrushes that will make it easier to ensure good dental and gum health from an early age, and included a few options that may even get children excited to hit the sink twice a day. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
May 20, 2020:
When it comes to kids toothbrushes, they should be gentle enough not to hurt sensitive gums, yet also effective enough to provide a thorough cleaning in the crevices between teeth, which is a fine line to walk. We think we have done a good job of finding products that straddle that line well. It doesn't hurt that many of them have fun graphics or design features that can motivate your child to stay on top of their oral hygiene.
An electric toothbrush like the Philips Sonicare Bluetooth HX6321, Firefly Star Wars, Oral-B Pro-Health Stages Battery Powered, Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Spiderman, and Bruzheez Safari Edition Electronic Set can be a smart choice for children who often won't put in the time and effort needed to get a good cleaning from a manual option. They can also boast features that just aren't possible in a regular toothbrush. For example, the Philips Sonicare Bluetooth HX6321 integrates with an app that not only teaches a child about important dental care techniques, but also makes it fun, since it turns it into an almost game-like experience. The Firefly Star Wars also offers some entertainment value, as it lights up and makes cool sounds, just like the lightsabers from the popular films and cartoons. We also think parents will appreciate the little hourglass that comes with the Bruzheez Safari Edition Electronic Set. This lets children know when they have hit the recommended two minutes of brushing time.
We do realize that some children may not like using a powered option though. This may be because they find the vibrations to tickle or be irritating, or they may find that even soft-bristled models are too rough on their gums. For those children, we have included a nice variety of manual, yet still fun, options. For example, the Oral-B Pro-Health Stages Soft features some of the popular superheroes from the Avengers movies, though it is worth noting that the characters you get will be random; the Colgate Trolls features graphics of the little mystical creatures; and the Vaireo Bamboo Six-Pack are very vibrantly colored. This final option deserves special mention for being an eco-friendy choice too, since it is made from a sustainable wood that biodegrades quickly.
AutoBrush for Kids V3 Offering a very different experience than the classic toothbrush, the AutoBrush for Kids V3 is a vibrating model that has a u-shaped mouthpiece that covers all of their upper or lower teeth at once, so you don't have to worry about them missing spot. This also means they can spend less time brushing and still get a through scrubbing of every crevice. tryautobrush.com