Children’s Toothbrushes

  • Dentists recommend that you change your toothbrush every three months.

  • As children get bigger, so do their mouths and hands. Aquafresh have designed a range of children’s toothbrushes that adapt to your child’s oral care journey. Some children’s toothbrushes, like Aquafresh Milk Teeth have a small head to brush harder to reach places and soft bristles to gently clean and protect sensitive gums. As the child gets older, they may need longer bristles to reach in between teeth. 

  • It is recommended you store your child’s toothbrush in an upright position to air dry, away from the toilet or splash back of the sink. 

  • To prevent germs spreading, your child can wash their hands before they use their toothbrush. You can also rinse your child’s toothbrush before and after use to help keep it clean. 

  • Some toothbrushes, such as Aquafresh Little Teeth have plastic caps to help protect bristles and are available in different colours and characters to help engage your child in oral care. 

    To prevent bacteria building up inside plastic caps or clip-ons, they should be changed when a toothbrush is replaced, every three months. 

  • To prevent germs and bacteria spreading, it is best to purchase a new toothbrush after your child is ill. While your child is ill you can store your child’s toothbrush away from other family members. 

  • Teeth don’t always grow the way we want them to. They can overlap or point in the wrong direction. So sometimes your dentist will recommend straightening them by wearing a brace. A brace can either be removable or fixed. Removable ones have a plastic plate that can be put into the mouth with wires and clips and can be taken out for cleaning or playing sport. With fixed ones, the orthodontist glues a metal bracket to each tooth and then runs a wire over them. Whichever ones you choose, they require extra special cleaning. A toothbrush with longer bristles can help brush in between teeth. As well as brushing twice a day, a fluoride mouthwash such as Aquafresh Big Teeth mouthwash can help keep them nice and clean. 

  • As young mouths and teeth change; longer toothbrush bristles, such as Aquafresh Big Teeth make it easier to reach in-between teeth and teeth and those back teeth.

  • Soft bristle toothbrushes such as Aquafresh Milk Teeth, Little Teeth and Big Teeth have thinner bristles to gently clean teeth and reduce risk of damage to gums. Medium or hard bristles are thicker and stiffer for less sensitive teeth. 

  • Some children’s toothbrushes, such as Aquafresh Milk Teeth, Little Teeth and Big Teeth have a flexible neck that bends to absorb excess pressure from brushing. Using a toothbrush with soft bristles will also reduce the damage to gums.

  • After brushing, try to encourage your child to spit –not rinse. That way the fluoride can continue to protect their teeth. But please be mindful that they shouldn’t be swallowing the toothpaste - young children find it very hard to spit.