Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the best little brusher of them all?The Philips Sonicare for Kids HX6311 rechargeable electric toothbrush has been expertly designed for growing kids in order to encourage healthy habits and deliver outstanding results–even when they are brushing on their own.Make it fun!Whether your child brushes independently or still needs assistance, toothbrush time should be a pleasure, not a battlefield! After all, it’s something they need to do two times a day. And of course, the longer they brush, the better it is for their teeth and gums. You can help make brushing something they look forward to by making it fun and special: play music they like, give them compliments when they’ve done a good job, or make a cute brushing ‘schedule’ on which they can put a sticker or color in a square every time they brush.Bad brushing is unhealthy too Not brushing is unhealthy, but so is brushing badly. When plaque is not effectively removed it will, sooner or later, have a negative impact on oral hygiene and the health of the teeth and gums. Plaque that remains in the mouth provides an ideal breeding ground for bacteria that produce acids which attack tooth enamel. The gums are also sensitive to these bacteria, and can become irritated and inflamed if teeth are not properly cleaned.Step-by-step to independent brushingYou know better than anyone whether your child is ready to start learning to brush on their own. Sometimes they may even announce when they think it’s time themselves! Obviously you’ll want to encourage this step towards independence, but be aware that it’s important at first to keep checking that they’re indeed brushing well. Younger children in particular don’t always have the necessary motor skills to get their teeth as clean as they should be. Keep an eye on how they hold the toothbrush, and whether or not they miss difficult-to-reach places. Continue to give pointers or assistance, or a brief ‘after-brush’ yourself, until you’re satisfied they’re brushing properly.Working together for your child’s future healthDuring your next visit to the dentist or oral hygienist, ask if they’ll show your child in the special oral mirror the places he or she needs to pay special attention to. Together, you can help your child achieve the healthiest results! But good brushing isn’t the only requirement for good oral health. What your child eats and drinks is important too. Establishing a healthy and balanced diet with a minimum of sugar will make an important contribution to the future health of your child’s teeth and gums.Research resultsBefore launching the Sonicare for Kids toothbrush onto the market, Philips tested the brush among the children of US dental professionals: 93% of the parents were highly satisfied and a significant 89% of the children said they preferred the Sonicare for Kids to their previous toothbrush.Encourage healthy brushing on their ownAs a parent or guardian, you want to encourage and support your child in everything that he or she needs to learn for a healthy future. One example is teaching them to brush their teeth properly on their own. How can you be sure your child is brushing thoroughly, even in all those places that are hard to reach and clean? Philips understands that parents want to encourage their children’s independence, but that they also are aware of the great importance of healthy teeth and gums. That’s why we’ve developed Sonicare For Kids. In a very child-friendly way, this rechargeable sonic toothbrush ensures perfect brushing results that you, your child, and your dentist will be proud of!Worldwide plugThis toothbrush comes with a worldwide two-pin plug for use in standard two-pin bathroom sockets. It can also be used in a three-pin wall socket via a converter.