Oral-B Children and Junior Series

If your child is over 3 years of age an electric toothbrush is an excellent choice.

The study results has shown us that electric toothbrushes are more efficient at preventing oral health problems like gum disease than manual toothbrushes. Getting your child accustomed to an electric toothbrush in their early years can provide positive benefits that will last them a lifetime.

It is a parent’s responsibility to keep their children’s teeth healthy from the time the teeth first erupt until their child is fully independent and self-sufficient.

The recommended Oral-B children’s electric toothbrush is dependent on the age of the kid. The above table list the models recommended by Oral-B by age range.

From age 3-6 years old go for the Oral-B Stages electric toothbrush and for 6+ to 12 years old use the Oral-B Junior Electric toothbrush. As for 12+ years old, Oral-B Teens is recommended

Age 3+ to 6 years old

Children in this age group are still very dependent on mum and dad for oral care. It is important that parents make sure that all surfaces of the teeth are cleaned. It is often easier to sit with the child between your knees with their head tilted gently backward.

It is a common misconception that secondary teeth only appear after a baby tooth has been lost but the first permanent molar can come through unnoticed as early as 5 years. It is vital that these teeth are cleaned thoroughly as soon as they appear.

This is a great age to introduce an electric toothbrush. There are a number of fun models available to get children excited about teeth brushing. Some electric toothbrushes connect with entertaining and educational Apps that can be hugely beneficial for establishing good oral health habits.

Children of these ages should not be allowed to run around or be left by themselves with a toothbrush in their mouths

1) Oral-B Stages Power AA Battery operated DB4510K (3+ to 6 years old)

Different countries may have different packaging of DB4010K

The DB4510 and DB4510K are powered by AA battery. Battery powered toothbrushes are toothbrushes that are powered by AA or AAA batteries and are not rechargeable. They often are cheaper than their rechargeable electric toothbrush counterparts. However, the amount of clinical research that has gone into battery powered toothbrushes are much less and they are in effect manual toothbrushes that make a buzzing noise.

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2) Oral-B Stages Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush D12.513K (3+ to 6 years old)

D12.513K with different Disney Themes

Oral-B Stages Power rechargeable children’s electric toothbrushes are suitable for ages 3+ through 6 years old. Their small round heads provide an oscillating movement to help remove plaque from teeth.

One nice thing about D12.513K is that the character design is only on the heads, so if you want to switch from Cars to Star Wars, you can do so without replacing the brush handle itself.

All Disney-branded Oral-B children’s toothbrushes can be used with the Disney MagicTimer App which, they say, gets 90% of children brushing for longer. The app gradually reveals an image as kids complete their two minutes of brushing. Over time they collect rewards to fill a virtual sticker album.

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3) Oral-B Stages Power Kids D10.513K (3+ to 6 years old)

D10.513K with 3 Disney Themes

The D10.513K is an much improved model, especially with a charging indicator, which is missing from DB4510K and D12.513K models mentioned above.

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4) Oral-B Stages Power Kids D100 Electric Toothbrush with 2 Cleaning modes (3+ to 6 years old)

D100 EU Edition with different Disney Themes

Oral-B release D100 series as new replacement model for D12513K.

It comes with a new brush handle design, and an additional cleaning mode, Sensitive mode, which comes handy for children with sensitive teeth.

D100 also comes with stickers, where kids can stick them at the bottom of the brush handle

Oral-B also released a Deluxe Edition series for selected D100, which comes with a specially designed travel case.

5) The Pokemon Theme Series from Japan

Oral-B also release a whole series of Pokemon theme models, and only available in Japan

Replacement Brush Heads for Children EB10

As DB4510, D12513K, D10513K and D100 above are meant for children aged between 3+ through 6 years old. They require brush head with soft bristles.

All are using the same EB10 children soft bristle model, only that they are packaged with different theme, all licensed from Disney characters.

The old series of EB10 brush head comes in red color, matching the brush handle color
The new series of EB10 brush heads comes in white color, matching the new theme for Frozen 2, Mickey Mouse and Spiderman


Replacement brush heads for 3+ through 6 years old

The Oral-B model is EB10

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Age 6+ to 12 years old

It is generally advised that parents help and supervise teeth cleaning sessions until the children are at least 6+ years old. As the children get older, supervision can gradually decrease but it is still important that parents maintain an active interest in everyday teeth brushing sessions. As more permanent teeth erupt it is vital that all surfaces of the teeth are cleaned thoroughly. If the child is using a manual toothbrush, their cleaning technique should be refined as their hand skills develop. The short scrub and bass techniques are both good brushing styles for children.

If they aren’t already using an electric toothbrush, this would be a great time to get them started. Electric toothbrushes are very effective at removing plaque and they are not reliant on a good brushing technique as the motorized cleaning head does all the work.

One of the biggest challenges for parents is to get their children to brush for a full 2 minutes. Electric toothbrushes with 2-minute timers are a great way to get kids accustomed to brushing for the proper amount of time.

Children in this group are very receptive to learning and this is a great time to involve them in choosing their own toothbrush and toothpaste.

6) Oral-B Junior Kids Electric Toothbrush for Children Aged 6+ through 12 years old

Oral-B Junior with 2 colours

The Oral-B Junior Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush has been specially designed by Oral-B for the 6+ age range. It comes in a very trendy purple or Green colour which is eye-catching and the hand size is small enough for a child size hand. The on and off button has been made to be simple for a child to press and control.

Junior Kids series have much better features than those models meant for 3+ to 6 years old (D12513K and D100) as they are meant for children which by now have stronger teeth

  • Higher rotation speed – Teens comes in 3D brushing speed, with 8,800 oscillations per minute, and 20,000 pulsations per minute, which is of much higher speed than the Junior models
Junior Kids and Junior Smart models are bundled with EB60 Sensi UltraThin, the softest bristle brush head from the adult EB replacement brush heads.



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7) Oral-B Junior Smart Series for Age 6+ to 12 years old

Oral-B Smart and the variants

As stated on the box, the Junior Smart has been designed with children aged 6+ years and over in mind, up to 12 years old.

Smart Junior series have much better features than those models meant for 3+ to 6 years old, as they are meant for children which by now have stronger teeth

  • Higher rotation speed – Teens comes in 3D brushing speed, with 8,800 oscillations per minute, and 40,000 pulsations per minute, which is of much higher speed than the Junior models
  • Pressure Sensor – Pressure control reduces speed and signals to go softer if you are brushing too hard
  • More Cleaning Modes – Daily Clean, Sensitive

Typically, children need assistance from parents when brushing their teeth up until the age of about 8 years old. But, come 6 years old, routine and probably a bit of parental nagging has kicked in and they are doing a pretty good job themselves.

The Junior Smart offers a product that is still child friendly, but has been refined to be more mature and more ‘cool’ than the bright coloured handles typically applied to younger children’s toothbrushes.

All Oral-B Junior Series are bundled with an EB60 Sensi UltraThin brush head, with the softest brush bristles among all models of Oral-B EB series of replacement brush head.

Junior Special Editions

Oral-B also release a Special Edition for the Junior series, which comes with a specially design Star War theme travel case.

2021 Junior Models

Oral-B released a new design of Junior models in 2021, which comes with a new brush handle design, while retaining the same bundled brush head, EB60 Sensi UltraThin.

2021 Junior model Star Wars theme comes in 2 varieties, a standard edition, and the Special Edition, which comes with an original White Oral-B travel case
2021 Junior model Minnie Mouse theme comes in a standard edition


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Age 12+ years old

7) Oral-B Teen for Ages 12+ and above

The Oral-B Teen, as the name implies has been designed with those aged about 12-18 in mind.

Teens have much better features than those models meant for 3+ to 6, or 6+ through 12 years old, as they are meant for teenagers which by now have stronger teeth, and want more advanced features:

  • Bluetooth enabled, teens can now download Oral-B App and connect to the brush handle, and use the App to configure the brush handle, and monitor the brushing activities;
  • Higher rotation speed – Teens comes in 3D brushing speed, with 8,800 oscillations per minute, and 40,000 pulsations per minute, which is of much higher speed than the Junior models
  • More Cleaning Modes – Daily Clean, Sensitive, Whitening
  • Pressure Sensor – Pressure control reduces speed and signals to go softer if you are brushing too hard
  • Longer Battery – Teens comes in Lithium-ion battery, which can last up to 14 days in between charges

Whilst there is nothing specific about this brush that makes it exclusive to teenagers, it is the design on the brush handle grip and the inclusion of the Ortho brush head that make it a little more fitting and appealing to this age group.

Perhaps a little generalised to assume that teenagers will need an Ortho style brush head, but to be fair statistics confirm that it is this age group that are most likely to need and want the brush head specifically designed for cleaning of orthodontic appliances (braces).



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Oral-B Teens Deluxe Edition

Oral-B also release an upgraded version of Teens, the Deluxe Edition, for both colors. The Deluxe Edition comes with a specially designed original Travel case.

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