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Smile Town Childrens Dentist Burnaby, Langley, North Delta
SmileTown Dentistry & Orthodontics in Burnaby

Burnaby Location

Get your child ready for a safari when they visit our jungle-themed practice at 4460 Beresford St. in Burnaby.

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SmileTown Dentistry & Orthodontics in Delta

North Delta Location

It's all beach balls & water fun at our beach-themed North Delta practice located at 7511 120th Street.

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SmileTown Dentistry & Orthodontics in Langley

Langley Location

Our underwater-themed Langley practice is conveniently located in Willoughby Town Centre.

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How to Select the Best Manual Toothbrush For Your Child

Posted Apr 26th, 2016

Last week we explained to you the ugly hidden truth about your toothbrush. Today we want to guide you on selecting the best manual toothbrush for your child.

Manual toothbrushes are still used by people all over the world on a daily basis, it may be a personal preference or that electric models are too expensive. Are you concerned about sensitive teeth or plaque removal? If so what details should you be watching for when looking for a good manual toothbrush? Let us help you in answering those questions.

Size and Strength

Consider whether you’re buying for yourself or someone else, ask yourself, do they have any special concerns, are you buying for any children? A person with sensitive gums will require softer bristles while a child will need a brush made to fit their smaller mouth, ask your Dentist if you’re uncertain.

Replace Your Toothbrush Regularly

Everyone’s toothbrush should be replaced every 3 months, bacteria thrive in the moist environment of the bathroom. Consider buying in bulk to have a supply on hand, and save money after all a reasonably priced toothbrush could mean less trips to the Dentist. Children have a tendency to be harder on their toothbrushes so it’s a good idea to check for wear and replace when needed.

Kid Friendly Toothbrushes are Different

Every parent has experienced how hard it is to convince your child to brush before bedtime and again in the morning. Make it as fun an experience as you can, there are many fun models available with some of their favorite cartoon characters on kid’s toothbrushes.

Colour Coding

Toothbrushes come in many different colours so for older children and adults it serves as a way to keep everyone’s toothbrush straight. Another good reason for buying in bulk allows everyone to have their own colour so no mix ups and prevents the spread of germs.


Whether you use manual or electric it’s important to use proper technique to cover all areas and with a manual toothbrush remember to brush for two minutes, twice a day to keep your smile looking great!

We hop you enjoyed these tips from our Vancouver children's dentists on buying the best manual toothbrush for your child. 

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