A toothbrush head should be small for easy access. It should have a wide handle for a firm grasp. It should have soft nylon bristles with rounded ends so you won’t hurt your gums. Be sure to help your child brush until they develop the dexterity to brush on their own. Usually about 7 to 8 years old.
The first toothbrush was invented in China in 1000 A.D. It was an ivory handled toothbrush with bristles made from a horse’s mane. Toothbrushes became popular in the 19th century among the Victorian affluent. Mass marketing and the advent of nylon bristles in the 20th century made toothbrushes inexpensive and available to everyone.