Provide Good oral care for your baby

For an infant, it takes about six months for the first teeth to show up. It appears at the base front of your baby’s mouth. You must get into the habit of regularly brushing your infant’s teeth. If you teach your child the brushing needs and ways until they are seven years old, you have incorporated a sense of responsibility into your child’s unconscious mind. They must not feel that brushing their teeth is a chore, but a fun activity which is healthy. At 7 years they can do it by themselves as they have received all the training they require.

The infant’s teeth and gum are naturally touchy and you must use training brushes that are specifically intended to handle this extra sensitivity. The best baby toothbrush comes with soft round-ended bristles which are not very harsh. It is also typical practice to have the age-range provided as a major aspect of the teeth care package. In order to make these brushes baby-friendly, funny and cute designs are used.  

Going to a grocery store and finding a toothpaste and toothbrush according to your child's need is a difficult task. It is also critical to pick the safest and highest quality products for your child’s oral care. So be shrewd in the light of the fact that dealing with your baby’s health is very important. We hope this article can help you choose the best oral care products for your baby and that too all in just one click.

How to brush your toddler’s tiny teeth?

  1. One of the easiest ways is to brush your toddler’s teeth is to make him/her sit on your lap, with her head cradled in the crook of your elbow. Persuade your toddler or force her to open her mouth. This will make her think brushing as a positive experience, rather than a power struggle.
  2. Use a small-headed children's toothbrush which has soft, nylon bristles. And gently perform a circular or wiggling motion on all tooth surfaces around his/her mouth especially where the tooth meets the gum line.  
  3. Once your toddler is able to spit out, add a smear of low-fluoride toothpaste on the brush. It should only contain 1000 ppm (parts per million) of fluoride because they might tend to swallow toothpaste which may cause tooth discoloration.
  4. Gently ease the toothbrush into her mouth and give his/her teeth a quick once-over. If he/she chews the brush or makes a grab for it, let her investigate, then gently take it back and brush some more.
  5. Once brushing is done, your toddler doesn’t need to rinse her mouth with water. However, since too much toothpaste can lead to stained teeth (fluorosis), encourage her to spit out any leftover toothpaste. Once she's all finished, give her lots of praise and encouragement. 
  6. After few days, when she is comfortable enough, clean your toddler's teeth twice a day, morning and night.
  7. As she gets older, you could ask her to choose her own children’s toothbrush, perhaps his/her favorite color or a cartoon hero. This may make her more active and add as an extra incentive for him/her to get brushing. 
  8. If you’re still having problems then you can talk to your health visitor or see your dentist. 

Gladly, there is a wide variety of baby toothbrushes available in market for you to choose from, and after an elaborate research, now we put together a list of the baby toothbrushes and toothpastes from which you can buy the best. So without further confusion or trouble, get your baby the finest brush and toothpaste.

Toothbrushes for your infant/toddler

Finger brush is the best choice for infants having only front teeth. You can use these brushes with water alone because if toothpaste are used then there’s a chance that he/she might swallow it. A finger brush is extremely soft and goes well with infants. Look for the age in the packaging of the toothbrush.

Finger toothbrushes

Most of the finger toothbrushes are imported ones. You can buy them online from amazon.com.

Baby Banana Bendable Training Toothbrush

Baby Banana Bendable Training Toothbrush

Bendable Training Toothbrush by Baby Banana is a safe toothbrush and doesn’t contain hard plastic. It is BPA-free, Phthalate-free, toxins-free and Latex-free. It is long lasting and durable so you would not need to replace it in a short time. Its massaging bristles are designed to relief your baby’s teeth and remove the food particles gently as well. This toothbrush is made of a hundred percent food grade silicone for kids 3 to 12 months of age.

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Gummy Stick Baby Gum Massagers by Zo-li

Gummy Stick Baby Gum Massagers by Zo-li

Gummy Stick Baby Gum Massagers by Zo-li contain rubbery textured nubs which provide an excelling teething relief for baby. These contain anti-choke shield to prevent over insertion and these massagers are dishwasher (top rack) safe as well. You can also wash these into warm water and these should be washed before use.

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Fingertip Toothbrush and Case by Safety 1st

Fingertip Toothbrush and Case by Safety 1st

 

Fingertip Toothbrush and Case by Safety 1st is tested and approved by hospital choice. Many babies love to chew it during brushing their teeth which make it easy to clean without annoying them. The storage case helps to store these safely.

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Silicone Baby Toothbrush by Dreambaby

Silicone Baby Toothbrush by Dreambaby

Silicone Baby Toothbrush by Dreambaby is designed to fit adult’s finger and it is made of strong silicone and it is soft also. It makes it easy to clean your baby’s teeth by using your finger.

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Baby Buddy Baby’s 1st Toothbrush

Baby Buddy Baby’s 1st Toothbrush

 

Made from 100% silicone, this is a BPA, lead, and phthalate-free baby toothbrush that poses no health risks whatsoever. It is a chewing type toothbrush designed to clean the teeth while massaging tender gums as the baby chews down on it.

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Cheap and best

Morisons Baby Dreams Teething Finger Brush with Hygiene Case, Rs.60

Morisons Baby Dreams Teething Finger Brush with Hygiene Case

Morisons Baby Dreams products conform to the highest prescribed standards and are produced under the best of hygiene conditions. It is made of 100% Food grade silicone. Finger shaped toothbrush with a hygiene case. It is nontoxic, odorless and super soft. Use index finger to clean your baby's gums and tongue. 

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Toddler toothbrushes

At 2 years of age, the toothbrush head usually gets a little larger to help get the hard to reach baby tooth molars that erupt in the back of your toddler’s mouth. When your child begins to spit out his/her toothpaste, you can encourage them to use a toothpaste containing fluoride.

1st Step Oral Care

1st Step Oral Care

This 1st step toothbrush has been specially designed for a simple, effective and comfortable start towards your baby's good oral hygiene. Babies above 3 months can use this.

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Mee Mee Kids Tooth Brush 

Mee Mee toothbrush is carefully made to the highest safety standards. The toothbrush helps your baby grip the handle easily and familiarize themselves to brushing movements. The unique cushion and non-slip handles provide a firm grip making it easy to use.

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Chicco Kids Toothbrush

Chicco Kids Toothbrush

Chicco Toothbrush comes with small rounded head, ideal for a child's mouth extra-soft tapered bristles to massage the gums and clean the teeth. Ergonomic handle covered in soft, non-slip rubber for extra grip.

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NUK Toddler Tooth and Gum Cleanser

NUK Toddler Tooth and Gum Cleanser

This fluoride free kit provides the perfect opportunity for you to nurture your baby’s transition to using toothbrushes while still being an effective toothbrush in its own right. It features a soft angled bristles, an easy grip handle, and an overall comfortable body made of high-quality materials.

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Toothpaste for your infant/toddler

Baby toothpaste should be natural and must not contain fluoride. We have listed some of the natural toothpaste below.

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Mee Mee Strawberry Flavour Tooth Paste

Mee Mee toothpaste is carefully made to the safe formulation of fluoride free with triple calcium & phosphate for stronger teeth. Also, it is sugar-free with tasty strawberry flavour.

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Chicco Dentifricio Toothpaste Strawberry Flavour

The Chicco Dentifricio Toothpaste with Strawberry flavor has a low abrasive formula which despite being gentle on the baby’s teeth removes plaque. This toothpaste is made with a fluoride-free formula that is predominantly suitable for children under the age of three years.

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Pigeon Strawberry Flavoured Children Toothpaste

Pigeon toothpaste is one of the most trusted names amongst all. The paste not only prevents tooth decay but also ensures healthy gums of children in age group of 1-6 years. It is unique because it contains a foaming agent, which is harmless to children if swallowed. 

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Best natural toothpaste

Jack n’ Jill Natural Toothpaste

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Burt’s Bees Natural Toothpaste without fluoride

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Tom’s of Maine Children’s Natural Toothpaste

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Weleda Children’s Tooth Gel

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Earth’s Best Toddler Toothpaste

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