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I was looking for a toothbrush for my five year old as he loves to just chew the toothbrush he already has, after he used it he said he loves that it makes his teeth feel funny after brushing (I explained to him the feeling was his teeth being really CLEANED) the brush is powerful enough to remove grime or goo from his mouth and trust me after all the Wotsits he eats it can get messy.
The toothbush is small enough for him to handle and the head of the brush turns well ( quite powerful) but not too powerful that it hurts him, the great bright fun colours are allot more exciting than an average braun electric toothbush and my son thinks the round blobs on it are for his fingers to go over and make the toothbrush work...Ill tell him one day the real truth about the blobs. Overall excellent bit of kit.
I got this toothbrush as a stocking filler for my young nephew last christmas as his mummy was having trouble making him brush his teeth with a normal brush.
ABOUT THE TOOTHBRUSH
First point that impressed me, is that it came with batteries! Two AA batteries included so no having to buy extra for the already bulky stock you have to get for christmas time.
It is available at most stores for about £12-£15 depending on where you get it. (THOUGH A NICE TIP YOU CAN GET IT FOR £10 ON AMAZON!!)
The bristles are extra soft for the kids extra sensitive gums which is a lovely touch.
The heads can be replaced if they get worn, which saves you money in the long run. Not having to buy a new electric toothbrush every time the bristles fray.
Suitable for those 3 years and upwards.
USE OF THE BRUSH
First of all, he LOVES it. He feels so grown up having a 'grown up' toothbrush, which fortunately has got him looking forward to the mornings and evenings to brush his teeth.
He did have difficulty at first trying to get to grips with it as he only has little hands and manoeuvring the toothbrush to begin with was a bit of a challenge, though now he has got used to it and brushes like a pro!
The batteries did run out quickly though on this so I find we have to replace them every 2ish weeks to keep it at full power.
I think this is brilliant for kids as the tip is so small it isn't uncomfortable for them as some are.
Well, compared to using a manual brush this brush keeps him interested so the brush is in his mouth longer and therefore cleaning more I assume?
I'm not a dentist but to me his little teeth look squeaky clean.
The product is quite loud, so when he decides to get up very very early and brush his teeth before going downstairs , he tends to wake his mummy up and I think everyone knows how early a 5 year old gets up!
Well designed for kids with the bright colours, this toothbrush can tolerate the abuse my children give it. It is very easy to use and my kids actually enjoy brushing their teeth as a result, although they have figured out if they bite down on the brush their heads virbrate which i find highly amusing. The unit runs on AA batteries (included) which is handy so they dont have to remember to put the brush on charge and the aa batteries i first put in two month ago are still going! The brush has removeable heads and the different designs on each brush head means that you can buy just the one and simple change the heads based on the pattern.
Highly reccomended for kids 3-5. Any younger and the chucky brush may be too big for them to keep hold of depending on their size. Despite this though the brush is feather light so even a two year old could lift it easily.
As a mum to 3 children i decided that as my toothbrush(electric) was always so coveted
by my children i would take the incentive and buy them their very own, big girl/boy toothbrush.
These brightly colored electric toothbrushes are powered by batteries(which come included) and have removable heads. The Heads come with different designs which i have found useful so the kids can all distinguish their own particular one.
The actual toothbrush is quite chunky and not particularly heavy(even for my 2 year old).
The problem with them being so chunky is that my youngest finds it difficult to manouver and my eldest(10) thinks they are too childish. The actual mechanics of it are quite gentle and not too fast or intrusive. They are a novelty factor and they do give children an incentive to brush their teeth, but i can't help feeling that there is no need for them at such a young age. This model does not have a timer nor does it have a pressure gauge like adult brushes which makes them simple to use, you do need to be vigilant that they are turned off tho!
The actual mechanics of it are quite good but the toothbrush is actually quite noisy for such a small thing.
My little one grew bored of it after the first few times and went back to her princess manual one which she uses with enthusiasm every day, while the other sits on the side.
These are perfect if your children needs some encouragement to independently brush their own teeth but my opinion remains the same - an oral b non electric kids toothbrush is just as good if not better than this electric one.
They are a good price to buy (about£11.99) and the heads are reasonable at £5.00(or around there) for 2. So if your determined that an electric way is best for milk teeth then i would recommend this brand but overall a regular toothbrush is just as good.
My children have always been very good about brushing their teeth as I started them off very young. My eldest had teeth from 6 months old, and my youngest from 4 months old, and I knew that they were very precious and needed looking after from day one. While a manual toothbrush has been absolutely fine, and the dentist has said they both have excellent teeth, my eldest has recently lost two baby teeth so I wanted to further improve his routine so he will have good teeth for life like my husband, not like myself.
Part of this has been getting him to start using a child's mouth wash, but I also wanted them to start using an electrical toothbrush. This brush is a good starter option for children to see if they like it. It is made by Braun Oral B who are a good brand in tooth care so I felt confident that it would not be just a gimmick which wasn't actually that functional.
It is a battery powered toothbrush, powered by 2 AA batteries which came with the toothbrush when I first bought them both one. With twice daily use, these batteries are still going strong 2 and a half months later. It also came with one brush head, which can be replaced. I think this is fabulous, as though the initial purchase is cheap-ish, I don't view items like this as disposable for environmental reasons, so I would only buy something they would get good use out of. This is currently available on amazon for £13.30, and I feel it is a good purchase at this price.
I bought both boys one, and put it in their Christmas stocking and they were thrilled to have such a grown up item. Once I had cut through what seemed an excessive amount of plastic packaging and put in the batteries, the brushes were ready to use.
The tooth brushes are bright red with blue spots, and the handle is quite a decent chunky size for the boys to hold. They have not complained about holding them while using them. They are operated very easily with a simple press of the button on the front of the unit. The brushes will carry on going until you turn it off. There is no timer or anything complicated with this brush.
After a little practice, I have successfully got both boys using good brushing technique. They are both a little quick at moving the brush over their little teeth, but both let me check their teeth after they have done it. I have found my 5 year old son does a fabulous job at cleaning his own teeth. He knows he has to get close to the gumline, and he does the front and back surfaces of his teeth. My 3 year old can do his front teeth well, but struggles to do his molar teeth and fangs mainly because his mouth is a lot smaller and he finds it hard to get the brush in his mouth correctly. I also find it hard when I check his teeth, and have to get him to pretend he is growling like a tiger. I feel really he is perhaps a little young and I noticed a yellow plaque did appear initially around the gum line on a couple of teeth where they had been missed by both of us. I did wonder whether to go back to a manual brush for him, but we persevered and now I just make sure I spend longer checking his teeth thoroughly at the end of him brushing and the yellow plaque went as quickly as it appeared.
I wondered at first whether this brush might be too powerful on their sensitive mouths, but I tried it myself on my own teeth and it is nowhere near as powerful as my adult toothbrush. My eldest has complained a little when I checked his teeth as I pressed a little too hard on a front tooth which is a bit wobbly and he said it hurt, but generally, it is not an intrusive feeling for them.
The Disney theme is only apparent on the toothbrush heads. The head that came with the original brush had the cars theme. I realised that the different themed heads are slightly different prices on amazon. The mickey mouse ones are slightly cheaper than the cars one for example. The price is roughly around the £5 per head level, and that is buying 2 at a time. My youngest son is on his 3rd head already since Christmas, and my eldest on his second. I would say I will need to replace them for them every 6-8 weeks, whereas a manual brush might last between 8-12 weeks for them before it looked like it should be changed. My 3 year old will go through more as he is more likely to bite down and chew the brush. I feel this cost is a bit higher than it should be but I feel I will continue with it as there teeth are both in good health.
A little thing I appreciate is that both brushes came with a plastic cover to put over the brush head when not in use. I like this mainly for when we go away so I can pack their brushes easily.
Overall, the kids are enjoying using them. I feel it is worth investing time and money in the dental routine you use for your kids from as young as possible. This brush is perhaps a bit too bulky for younger children like my 3 year old, but my 5 year old finds it very comfortable to use, so I recommend it for children from this age and up.
The Oral-B Advance Power cleans teeth better than a regular manual toothbrush with a high-speed oscillating system and a brush head that gently adapts to and cleans each individual tooth / Removes significantly more plaque than a manual toothbrush / Adapts to each individual tooth / Helps to keep gums healthy / Gently removes surface stains for naturally white teeth / Is gentle on teeth and gums.