Should Kids Use Electric Toothbrushes?

When the kids were little, the hubby and I would religiously brush their teeth for them, twice a day. We wanted to make sure they grow up with clean and healthy teeth. Now, doing that for one child is easy. But if we had to brush for two, then three, twice a day each, it would definitely become a tiring daily affair! Furthermore, sooner or later, the kids would need to learn to take care of their teeth themselves.

So, we got the boys to brush their teeth themselves when they were about 4 to 5 years of age. I know there are parents who let their kids brush their own teeth from as young as two years old. We would have done that, if not for the fact that we honestly did not trust the kids to brush their teeth thoroughly at such a young age. And we didn’t want their teeth to start rotting before they hit adulthood!

A few months ago, I brought Zac for his dental appointment. To our horror, the dentist remarked that there was plague buildup on his teeth! She cautioned me to make sure Zac brushed his teeth thoroughly.

One of my friends told me that according to her kids’ dentist, electric toothbrushes are great for helping young children brush their teeth more thoroughly.

So, I was glad when Oral-B sent us two Oral-B Stages Power toothbrushes for our two boys. Now, the boys have not used an electric toothbrush before, so they were thrilled and couldn’t wait to start brushing.

Oral B Stages Power Toothbrush
The boys’ Oral-B Stages Power Toothbrushes standing tall (and powerful) in our bathroom. 🙂

My first impression of the Oral-B Stages Power Toothbrush is the strength of the Rotating PowerHead™, the part of the toothbrush that rotates when you switched it on. It wasn’t called Power Toothbrush for nothing!

I find that this toothbrush is more suitable for our 7-year-old Jay. The size of the brush is not too big for his mouth, so I can be assured that it was able to reach his innermost molars.

Jay was focused on brushing. It was nice to see him taking his time to brush his teeth for once. I wish we had bought him an electric toothbrush earlier!

Oral B Stages Power Toothbrush Disney Cars

Check out the many features of this Oral-B Stages Power Toothbrush.

• Rotating PowerHead™: Action that reaches, surrounds, and cleans multiple surfaces for a thorough clean
• Raised center-row bristles: Positioned to clean chewing surfaces
• Interdental tips: Longer to get between teeth
• Extra-soft bristles: Soft bristles for a gentle cleaning
• Makes brushing fun with Cars: ©Disney/Pixar characters

The Oral-B Stages Power Toothbrush comes with a replaceable brush head. I think this is a great feature, as parents can simply buy a new brush head for replacement instead of having to buy a brand new toothbrush, which is much more costly.

Replaceable brush head
Replaceable brush head

As a busy parent of 3 little ones, I find the powerful rotating action of the Oral-B Stages Power Toothbrush to be great in ensuring that the kids brush their teeth thoroughly. Even if they don’t move their hand in the usual left-to-right, up-and-down brushing actions, their teeth will still get to be brushed by the rotating brush head!

I guess my friend’s dentist was right after all. Electric toothbrushes are great to help kids brush more thoroughly. Although the price is steeper than normal toothbrushes, I think it is a small price to pay to get the kids started on a lifetime of good dental hygiene.

Besides the electric Power Toothbrush, there are many other Oral-B Stages products for kids, ranging from 4 months to 8+ years of age.

More information on dental care resources and products can be found here.

Disclosure: Ingspirations was given 2 Oral-B Stages Power Toothbrushes, replaceable brush heads and shopping vouchers for the purpose of this review. All images and opinions are my own.


One thought on “Should Kids Use Electric Toothbrushes?

  1. Agreed!!!

    Oral B electric toothbrushes are very much beneficial for kids. As they don’t know to brush properly and hence using electric toothbrush they will be able to easily remove all the germs.

    With the swift movement which these Oral-B electric tootbrushes for kids have all the germs are kicked out of the mouth making it clean and healthy.

    One of my friends son uses Oral-B electric toothbrush which my friend bought him from My friend is really happy with this as his son has sparkling white teeth.


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