January 4, 2010
Sonicare Electric Toothbrush for Kids!
By now you know of my penchant for dental hygiene, from reading my previous posts about dental health with regard to The Natural Dentist, Preserve Jr. toothbrushes, and the Teach Me Toothbrush Set. So you can imagine that I was elated when Philips Sonicare recently unveiled their electric toothbrush especially designed for kids ages 4-10.
I prefer electric toothbrushes because they are inherently less wasteful by design (no need to trash the entire toothbrush time and again, simply replace the head), and they work much harder and more efficiently at cleaning teeth, with less effort required by the user -- a real selling point when said user is a child who isn't particularly skilled at brushing his/her teeth!
The Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush for kids was very cleverly designed with kids in mind. This power toothbrush was created for parents to teach children how to brush effectively, so they may successfully transition to brushing their teeth without guidance. The Sonicare for Kids toothbrush "is clinically proven to remove up to 75% more plaque in hard-to-reach areas than a children’s manual toothbrush in children ages seven to ten."
Additionally, the Sonicare for Kids toothbrush features "KidPacer® technology with fun musical tones that indicate when it’s time to move to the next quadrant of the mouth," and "a KidTimer® to help kids reach the recommended 2-minute brushing time by progressively increasing time over 90 days."
Two modes and two sizes of brush heads are available for the toothbrush: low mode/the smaller brush is designed for kids ages 4-7 and high mode/the larger brush is for kids ages 7-10 "for different phases of development to ensure a gentle, yet effective clean."
This innovative toothbrush will no doubt place kids on the path to healthy teeth and gums, and since it makes brushing your teeth a fun experience, it makes a parents job a little bit easier!