I started using an electric toothbrush with DS around Christmas time (gift from my Mom
), and it's made a huge difference in his willingness to get his teeth brushed.
He went through a phase when his front teeth were about 3/4 of the way through (so did DD actually) where his gums were really sensitive and he would SCREAM bloody murder when I tried to brush them.
He would actually bleed a bit if I brushed them, even gently.
So I just kind of did the best I could, and didn't force it too much, and you know what?
He has lines of decay where his gum line used to be
His front four teeth
I feel like such a terrible Mother; but I think as long as we're consistant with the brushing now it shouldn't get any worse.
Uh, yeah....all that to say yes, electric toothbrushes can be great for toddlers!