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Choosing an Electric Toothbrush for Kids

Written by Advice Team on August 1, 2016

Picking out the best electric toothbrush for your children can be challenging; which one is best for them? The range of electric toothbrushes for kids available at have been designed to ensure they achieve a thorough, yet gentle clean every time they brush.


As parents you want what is best for your children, and ensuring they have good oral health is one of the concerns everyone has. Brushing your teeth seems like a simple step in your daily routine, but it takes a while for children to develop good brushing habits and to understand the importance of brushing for a full two minutes, twice a day.

We’ve gathered a few tips for you to consider when it comes to choosing the best electric toothbrush for your child, followed by our wide range of character-themed toothbrushes your kid’s will enjoy using!

Manual Toothbrushes vs Electric Toothbrushes

We all favour either manual or electric toothbrushes, but for children they will find using an electric toothbrush more fun and exciting. This choice alone will encourage them to brush regularly and for longer, improving their overall oral health day by day.

Your Child’s Age Matters

You will find an age stated on the packaging of an electric toothbrush for kids, which is very important to take note of. You should not allow your child to use a toothbrush that is recommend for an older age, as there are safety hazards for younger children.

Children’s teeth and gums are much more sensitive than adults, as well as children older than them. This means the bristles on the toothbrush head and the power of the toothbrush needs to be more gentle. As your child grows and develops, you can upgrade their electric toothbrush to suit them; tougher bristles, size of the toothbrush handle and the power of the brush are just a few things that increase.

The Best Electric Toothbrush

The range of Oral-B Stages Power electric toothbrushes are designed with age appropriate characters to make brushing more fun for kids. A selection of the brushes available are now compatible with the Disney Magic Timer App; an app that helps even the most reluctant children to brush for longer and can be downloaded via the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Oral-B Stages Power Princess Electric Toothbrush

Oral-B Stages Power Cars & Planes Electric Toothbrush

Oral-B Stages Power Frozen Electric Toothbrush

Early Stage Toothpaste

Not only is choosing the best electric toothbrush for your child important, but also ensuring they are using the correct early stage toothpaste for their age. The Pro-Expert Stages range of Oral-B toothpastes for children have been specially designed for safe and easy use by kids. The fluoride based formula is sugar-free, but with a fruity flavour to encourage kids to brush for longer. Designed for children of 2+ years; use a pea sized amount for supervised brushing to minimise swallowing.