Which Oral-B Toothbrush is Best for Kids?

Brush baby teeth with an extra-soft bristled toothbrush to gently clean tender gums. Introduce an electric toothbrush like Oral-B Kids Electric Toothbrush at the age of 3 to help protect from cavities and continue to encourage good oral care habits with the Advanced Cavity Protection Kids Bundle for kids 6+.

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All Oral-B toothbrushes can be used by kids ages 3+. However, we have a range of products designed for children of different ages to best meet their growing needs including smaller brush heads, ergonomic handles, and extra-soft bristles that are perfect for small mouths and tender gums. Plus, Oral-B makes brushing fun for kids of all ages with toothbrushes featuring their favorite Disney© and Pixar characters. Learn more about the different types of kids’ toothbrushes and their features below so you can find the best toothbrush for your kids

The Best Kids’ Toothbrush to Use by Age

As their smiles grow, their toothbrush must adapt with them to better meet their evolving oral care needs. Here are the types of kids’ toothbrushes to start with and which toothbrushes your child can graduate to, to maintain a good oral care routine.

  • Babies and Toddlers Ages 0 -3: You can gently clean your baby’s teeth and gums with a finger slip or a baby toothbrush featuring a small head with extra-soft bristles.
  • Kids Ages 3-5: Introduce an electric toothbrush into your child’s routine for better plaque removal than a manual kids’ toothbrush. Oral-B Kids’ Electric Toothbrushes feature 2 cleaning modes including a Sensitive Mode so they’re always getting a more comfortable clean. For manual toothbrushes look for brushes with non-slip grips and smaller brush heads for a more comfortable fit.
  • Ages 6-9: Brushing with an electric toothbrush for kids is best at this age. If you haven’t made the switch from a manual kids’ toothbrush yet, consider looking for a kids’ electric toothbrush featuring their favorite characters, customizable handles, and more fun elements to encourage good brushing habits.
  • Kids 10+: An adult toothbrush should be able to fit your child’s mouth at this stage. However, brushing with an electric toothbrush designed specifically for kids can be a better fit. Most come with extra soft bristles for a more comfortable, clean and exciting features to make brushing fun.
  • Teens 13+: It’s time to brush with an adult electric toothbrush. Brush head sizes and handles should be more compatible with your child at this stage. Plus, the cleaning power of an electric toothbrush designed for teens and adults ensures they’re getting the clean they need.

Our Manual Toothbrushes for Kids

Oral-B Baby Training Toothbrush (0-2 months): Babies have sensitive gums that need tending to, so it’s important to begin gently brushing your little one’s gums with a brush designed to comfortably fit their small mouth. Our baby toothbrush is also perfectly sized with a non-slip handle to help you brush their small mouth and take care of the most special smile you’ll ever see.

Manual Toothbrush (2-4 years old): At this stage of their evolving oral health, kids ages 2-4 are just learning how to brush as their baby teeth grow. Oral-B Pro-Health Stages manual kids’ toothbrush featuring Disney characters is sized to surround and clean their pearly whites and reach tricky back teeth while protecting their tender gums with soft bristles.

Our Electric Toothbrushes for Kids

Kids Electric Toothbrush (3+ years old): The Oral-B Kids Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush is an advanced electric toothbrush for kids. The rotating brush head does more of the work to help your child easily remove more plaque than a manual toothbrush—up to 75% more in fact! Plus, many of our models feature their favorite Disney©, Star Wars™, and Marvel© characters for an added element of fun.

Kids Electric Toothbrush for Kids Ages 6+: While also featuring their favorite characters, this Oral-B electric toothbrush removes 100% more plaque than a manual toothbrush and includes a pressure sensor to teach healthy brushing habits.

Best of all, our Oral-B toothbrushes for kids are compatible with the free, interactive Disney Magic Timer™ App by Oral-B which helps your kids brush for a dentist-recommended 2 minutes!

To find out more about Oral-B toothbrushes for kids visit: https://oralb.com/en-us/products/compare/kids. For articles on how to help care for your child's teeth, go to: https://oralb.com/en-us/oral-health/tag/kids.