Brushing Baby Teeth
Silicone toothbrushes have the potential to become more popular with teens and adults. But they're already used frequently for babies and young children. A silicone bristle toothbrush wipes the gums clean while also gently massaging them as a baby chews. This massaging action helps relieve teething discomfort. Getting your child started with a good oral care routine is an excellent way to establish lifelong brushing habits. Once a baby's teeth begin to erupt, your dental professional will likely recommend using a baby toothbrush. (Before a baby's first tooth, you should be cleaning their gums and tongue with a clean, damp gauze square or a finger brush after every feeding.) As your child grows and begins to take brushing into their own hands (literally), you may find several silicone brush models easy for them to hold.
No matter what type of toothbrush you prefer for you or your family, what matters most is a consistent and proper brushing routine. Whether it's a standard, electric, silicone, or even silicone electric toothbrush, you should be brushing twice a day. It would be best if you also cleaned between your teeth (interdental cleaning) once a day with floss or a water flosser, then rinse with an approved mouthwash. At your next dental checkup, speak with your dentist or dental hygienist about the best kind of toothbrush for your specific oral health needs. There are plenty of options available for your family. You're bound to find one that's both comfortable and effective!