The oraNurse® Fingertip Toothbrush is a soft 100% silicone finger toothbrush. Great for brushing your babies teeth or anyone who struggles with a manual or electric toothbrush.
Good oral hygiene is key to oral health and general health, well being and quality of life. Regular brushing will help control plaque biofilm that builds up on the teeth and gums and is a big risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Controlling it regularly will prevent unwanted problems now and in the future.
Firstly the fingertip toothbrush is a good start to cleaning your baby’s teeth and gums. Furthermore they aren’t the only ones who may find a finger toothbrush beneficial. If you struggle with a manual or electric toothbrush for any reason this may be a step to improve your oral hygiene. While the science tells us a ‘real’ toothbrush will be more effective at removing plaque biofilm, it is always best to use ‘something’ to disrupt the plaque biofilm rather than ‘nothing’. (If you have ever found yourself without a toothbrush and rubbed your teeth with a clean finger or tissue you know what we mean! 🙂
Babies and toddlers; the elderly with no grasp/grip; those with very small mouths or little muscle movement around the mouth; have a gag reflex; the infirm or those with sensory challenges may all tolerate a fingertip toothbrush for cleaning and applying toothpaste to the teeth and gums.
Oral hygiene should be carried out last thing at night/before sleeping and one other time every day. Use a fluoride toothpaste with at least 1000ppm fluoride (over 3yeaers 1350ppm) or as advised by your dental team or Growing Smiles coach. They will keep you right on how best to care for your mouth. Take Time Out For Teeth – our oral health coaching session for personal advise on mouth care https://www.growingsmiles.co.uk/time-out-for-teeth/
It can be used by parent or carer or by yourself.