How to choose a toothbrush for your child and let your child have good teeth?

time:2022-12-02 author:Baby care
How to choose a toothbrush for your child and let your child have good teeth?

As the saying goes, only if you have good teeth, can you eat mama fragrant, and your body will be better. The protection of teeth should start from an early age. When the baby has a taste in the mouth after drinking milk, it is necessary to start cleaning the child's mouth. When your child is older, brushing teeth becomes a daily necessity. If you want your child to brush their teeth well, good brushing tools are inseparable. So how to choose a good toothbrush?

What are the criteria for choosing a toothbrush?

The first point: According to the national standard GB30002-2013 for children's toothbrushes, the bristles for children should be soft bristles, and the corresponding monofilament diameter (nominal wire diameter) is: Φ≤0.18mm, as shown in the following figure: Select the standard range Soft inner bristles with rounded tips. The polished bristles will not cause damage to children's tender gums due to sharp edges. However, the softer the bristles, the better. Too soft bristles will not clean enough, and too hard bristles will irritate the child's gums. Prolonged use may cause gum recession and wear of teeth. The second point: The child's oral space is relatively small. If the brush head of the toothbrush is too large, it is inconvenient to clean the mouth, and it is difficult to clean the corners of the teeth in place. A toothbrush with a smaller brush head can rotate flexibly to expand the cleaning range of the toothbrush. Of course, the smaller the brush head, the better. Too small brush head will affect the efficiency of brushing. For the size of the toothbrush head, the country has relevant standard values ​​as shown in Table 1. But the values ​​don't seem to be very easy to understand. We use the child's upper front teeth as a reference.
  • Bristle length: about the width of 2 upper front teeth
  • Bristle width: about 1 upper front tooth width
  • Bristle height: about 1 upper The height of the front teeth
The third point: the handle Because the child's hand muscles and fine motor are still in the developmental stage, parents generally need to help children brush their teeth before the age of 7 or 8. If it is used by parents, the thin and long toothbrush handle is more suitable for parents to grasp; if school-age children brush their own teeth, they need a thick and short handle, which is convenient for children to hold.

How to choose a toothbrush for different age groups?

There are a wide variety of toothbrushes on the market, with a wide variety of designs, sizes, shapes, bristles, and arrangements. When choosing a toothbrush for your baby, you should choose it according to the characteristics of the oral environment of your baby at different ages. 1. For babies born between 6 months and 2 years old, we should develop good living habits for them. There are tongue nipples on the baby's tongue. If the milk adheres to it, it is easy to breed microorganisms and cause thickening of the tongue coating. Therefore, every morning after breastfeeding, use sterile gauze or cotton swabs to clean the upper and lower gums and tongue. When your baby's deciduous teeth have erupted, you can choose a finger-tip toothbrush with a soft rubber head to clean the teeth. If the left and right sides of the teeth cannot be cleaned properly, it is also a good choice to let children get used to flossing from an early age. 2. The deciduous teeth of 2-4-year-old babies are basically fully erupted. They can practice brushing their own teeth. They should choose a soft-bristled toothbrush suitable for children to hold, and choose a toothbrush with cute cartoon patterns or bright colors to improve the baby's interest in brushing. 3. The first permanent molars of 5-7-year-old babies begin to erupt. In order to better clean this important tooth, a toothbrush with longer bristles at the end should be used. 4. Children aged 8-12 are in the period of changing their teeth at this time. The deciduous teeth and permanent teeth coexist in the oral cavity, which makes oral cleaning more difficult. Some toothbrushes with specially designed bristles can be selected, such as toothbrushes with cross bristles and longer bristles at the end. , so as to improve the effect of oral cleaning.

Pits to avoid when choosing a toothbrush

U-shaped silicone toothbrush: The silicone bristles of this type of toothbrush are soft, making it difficult to completely remove plaque, and The bristles are thick, it is difficult to clean the gaps between the teeth and the gingival sulcus, and the cleaning force is not enough. The U-shaped silicone toothbrush is a "tailor-made" brush head for the dental arch. You may think that using it can clean your teeth without dead ends. But in fact, each child's dental arch is different, and the shape of the brush head of the U-shaped toothbrush is fixed. 10,000 soft-bristle toothbrushes, 360° soft-bristle toothbrushes: The nominal wire diameters of these bristles (standard value of the diameter of the bristle filament) are generally 0.07mm and 0.08mm, respectively. The diameter of the bristles is small, and the hardness is naturally lower. The bristles of this diameter are all super soft, and the cleaning power is not enough. Three-sided toothbrush: These products claim to brush three sides at a time, which reduces brushing time. However, the brush head of this toothbrush is too large, and it is difficult to rotate flexibly in the child's mouth, which brings discomfort to the child and is not conducive to thoroughly cleaning all areas of the oral cavity. In addition, a warm reminder: toothbrushes are generally replaced every 3 to 4 months, but if the baby often bites the toothbrush and uses the toothbrush as a toy to deform the bristles, the cleaning efficiency is not only low, but also may damage the gums. In this case, it should be replaced in advance. . Most parents who have experienced brushing their children's teeth know that getting their children to brush their teeth is not an easy task. A good toothbrush is only an auxiliary tool. The key is to cultivate good brushing habits for children from an early age. When the baby is born, clean the baby's mouth and let the baby get used to brushing his teeth in advance. When the child learns to brush his teeth independently, parents can cheer on the child by the side, or brush with the child; or let the doll act as a child who does not want to brush his teeth through games, and let the child persuade the doll to brush his teeth, so as to cultivate the independence of the child to brush his teeth. Carefully help your child choose a good toothbrush, cultivate the good habit of brushing your child's teeth, and let your child have beautiful and healthy teeth for life.
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