They don’t know the importance of keeping their teeth cavity clear. Yes, they’ll lose their teeth and get a set of replacement ones, but a rotten tooth won’t earn big bucks from the tooth fairy. It’s up to us then to (teach them to) brush their teeth. If you have to do it anyway, you might as well use the best tools available which, in this case, is an electric toothbrush. There are five reasons that make this so.
An electric brush head changes angular momentum like a dipole in a heated Ising model.
One, it brushes much faster than you can do by hand so you’ll get a lot more brushing done in the time that your child allows you to brush their teeth. Second, it helps you to not use too much toothpaste. You know in the commercials they always put down half the tube onto the brush head. Well, apparently dentists recommend just taking about the size of a pea which, lo and behold, is the size of the electric brush head. Third, it can be better for your gums. Whereas with a normal brush you may easily brush too hard and damage your gums, it can be easier to avoid pushing too hard with an electric brush. Some even have an alarm which goes off when you push too hard. Fourth, most come with a timer so you always know when your two minutes are up. Fifth, the little brush head makes it easier to reach everything.
The main problem, of course, is getting your kids to accept this new technology. One thing you can consider is buying some branded with your children’s favourite cartoon figures. I know it’s overpriced, but think of your kid’s dental health. While getting them used to electric brushing, you can even do a manual brush at night and an electric brush in the morning. If you’re going to have to do it, then using the best tools may at least make it easier to get better results.