Many parents don’t know that children’s teeth must be cleaned as soon as they arrive. They also may not know that traditional toothbrushes may be unsafe for toddlers to use because they can be over-inserted in the mouth or even swallowed.
Today, safer toddler toothbrushes are available that prevent the build-up of plaque and bacteria. Using toddler toothbrushes can help children establish good oral health habits early.
A dental hygienist designed and introduced the first toddler toothbrush in 1993. It resembles an oblong-shaped teething toy, with one wide end for easy gripping and a narrow end with a small head of bristles. The shape prevents it from being over-inserted in the mouth or swallowed, and some models have bumps around the gripping end on which infants can teeth.
Of course, adults should supervise children while brushing.
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