I love hydroxyapatite as a safe fluoride alternative. Many kids toothpastes are fluoride-free, but there’s little benefit (aside from the absence of toxic ingredients) without hydroxyapatite. (Which is why I tell parents to skip the toothpaste altogether if it makes things easier!) My readers get 10% off with code ASKTHEDDS.
Super soft bristles are gentle enough for a baby, ensuring positive experiences early on. Second, the 360° design because babies and toddlers can’t twist their wrist to angle a brush properly. For how to introduce it, see my YouTube video where I introduce my granddaughter to her first toothbrush.
The perfect first electric toothbrush. Also excellent for sensory issues. I love that it’s not too powerful, so it’s not scary, and doesn’t damage enamel. Also ideal for adults with small mouths. Note: I do not recommend their toothpaste, as it contains fluoride. My readers get $15 off their first refill with code ASKTHEDENTIST.
I don’t recommend it until age 6+ because even the gentle mode is scary for some kids, and used improperly will damage enamel. Comes with stickers for kids to customize their brush, giving kids some ownership and an element of fun, which are key to forming habits that last.