Oral hygiene is very important to overall health, and it is never too early to start healthy oral hygiene habits. Parents can model brushing their teeth in front of their infant children, and help their children practice brushing their own teeth. This should be done on a daily basis to insure the child is correctly brushing their teeth.
Below is a list of the top ten teething gum massagers and toothbrushes for children ranging from three months old up to 12 years old. There is a brief description of the product, appropriate ages for using the product and other information. Parents should do some research to see which product is most appropriate for their child.
1. Banana Baby Bendable Training Toothbrushes for Infants
These toothbrushes are designed for babies ages 3 to 12 months with the goal of helping them to develop good oral hygiene as early as possible. They have easy to hold handles, and the massaging bristles help to relieve teething gums. These toothbrushes were developed by a dental hygienist, are dishwasher safe, are safe to put in a freezer, and are free of BPA, latex, phthalate, and other toxins. 81% of customers gave this product five out of five stars.
2. MAM Learn to Brush Set
MAM toothbrushes are made for infants and toddlers ages 6 months and older. These toothbrushes come in a pack of two where one toothbrush has a long handle so the parent can guide their child in brushing their teeth and a brush with a shorter handle so the child can brush their teeth on their own. The MAM toothbrush was developed dentist and is free of BPA. 81% of customers gave this product five out of five stars.
3. Baby Buddy Baby’s 1st Toothbrush, Pink
To stays the pink version of this item has been discontinued by the manufacturer but it is still available through the website through its Add-on program. This is a chewing type of toothbrush that gently massages a baby’s gums with its six soft bristle surfaces. It is made from 100% food grade silicone that is free of BPA, lead and phthalate, and it helps to remove sugars and bacteria. 73% of customers gave this product five out of five stars.
4. Baby Buddy Baby’s 1st Toothbrush, Blue
This item is available and has all the same features as the Pink Baby Buddy Baby’s 1st Toothbrush. In addition to being a toothbrush, it can also be used as a teether. This product is a part of the Baby Buddy Six Stage Oral Care Program that helps children develop good oral hygiene habits from birth to age 12. It is dishwasher safe, and it is free of BPA, lead and phthalate. 73% of customers gave this product five out of five stars.
5. Baby Banana Brush and Tooth Gel Combo Pack
This toothbrush is made for babies and toddlers who are 12 months or older. The toothbrush has a safe design with a patented bendable handle and is made with 100% medical grade silicone that is dishwasher and freezer safe. The fluoride-free gel is made with all natural xylitol which helps to strengthen developing teeth. 77% of customers gave this product five out of five stars.
6. ZoLi GUMMY STICKS Gum Massager, Green/Orange Set of 2
This product is designed for babies who are teething. Its handle is easy for a baby to hold, and it has a protective shield to prevent the baby from inserting the stick too far into its mouth. The sticks are free of BPA, latex, lead, and phthalate. 62% of customers give this five out of five stars.
7. Safety 1st Fingertip Toothbrush and Case – 2 Pack
Babies like to put their fingers in their mouths, and these fingertip toothbrushes are a good way for babies to both brush their teeth and sooth teething gums. The product description does not state this product is free of BPA, phthalate, latex, and/or lead, so customers who are looking into buy this product should be aware of this and do some research into this. 53% of customers give this product five out of five stars.
8. NUK Toddler Tooth and Gum Cleanser, 1.4 Ounce – 2 Pack
This is a good option as a first toothbrush for a toddler. It has a wide handle which makes it easy for toddlers to grip, and the tooth and gum mixed berry flavored cleanser has no fluoride so it is safe to swallow. The toothbrush is free from BPA, phthalate, latex, and lead. 48% of customers gave this product five out of five stars.
9. MAM Learn to Brush Set, Purple, 6 Plus Months
The Learn to Brush Set comes with two brushes with round heads with soft rounded bristles. One brush comes with a long handle so the parent and child can brush together, and the other brush has a short handle so the child can brush on their own. It is free of BPA, and it is good for children six month old children or older. 81% of customers gave this product five out of five stars.
10. NUK grins and giggles Training Toothbrush Set
This toothbrush set is babies and toddlers with new teeth. In this two brush set, one of the brushes is a massaging brush that can be used for teething gums and has a protective guard so that that child does not stick the brush too far into their mouth. The second brush is a standard toddler cleaning brush. Both brushes are free of BPA, latex and lead. 61% of customers gave this product five out of five stars.
Baby, toddler, and children’s toothbrushes come in various sizes and colors. Some are massagers for teething babies and toddlers while others are standard toothbrushes to help young children transition to regular brushing. Whatever the stage a child is in, it is never too soon to start practicing good oral hygiene.