Brushing Tips for Kids
Pediatric Dentistry Palo Alto
Establishing good oral care habits early is one of the best ways parents can ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth for their children. Just because the leaves might start to fall does NOT mean it’s a good time for your family to fall behind on brushing and flossing each and every day!
Parents may have a hard time relaying the importance of oral care to children, so here are a few tips to help your little ones and their teeth shine bright all year round!
For children 2-5 years old, parents should apply a smaller-than-pea sized amount of toothpaste to the child’s soft-bristled,, age appropriate toothbrush, and help the child brush his or her teeth in the bathroom while the child watches.
Children 6-8 are likely more capable of brushing their own teeth, and should be reminded to do so at least twice a day.
Parents should replace their child’s toothbrush every 3-4 months, or sooner if the brush becomes frayed or worn-out. It’s also important that children are using a soft-bristled toothbrush, as harder bristles may be too abrasive for young teeth.
Dr. [NAME] can’t wait to see your family and start helping little teeth shine! Regular dental visits should begin as early as 6 months, or upon the eruption of your child’s first tooth.
For more tips on helping your kids become expert brushers, or to schedule your child’s next appointment Pediatric Dentistry
of Palo Alto, call (650) 321-6448 today!