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A child cannot effectively brush their own teeth. In fact, they will not be able to successfully brush their own teeth until they are around 6 years of age. In the meantime, it is up to their guardian or parent to make sure they clean their teeth for them. From the time their first tooth grows in around the age of 6 months to the time they can brush their teeth themselves, effective toothbrush care must be given. Take the following quiz regarding tooth brushing for kids:

Question 1: Which of the following definitions most closely describes toothbrushing for kids?
A: a tactic used to help regrow broken and damaged teeth in children
B: a treatment in which a caregiver brushes a child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth erupts above the gum line
C: a cleaning routine that children can do effectively on their own
D: unnecessary until they are adults

Question 2: Which of the following is a risk factor for a child’s smile due to failures with brushing?
A: baby bottle tooth decay
B: the improper growth of a child’s teeth
C: plaque and debris buildup
D: all of the above

Question 3: Which of the following is a typical treatment that can be used for caring for a child’s teeth?
A: lip and tongue rings
B: a toothbrush and toothpaste
C: dentures
D: metal grills

Question 4: Which of the following is a potential benefit of brushing a child’s teeth?
A: a healthier mouth
B: a lowered risk of dental erosion and tooth decay
C: a greater likelihood of oral health success in the child’s future
D: all of the above

Answer Key:
B, D, B, D

Come speak with Green Valley Kids to learn which pediatric treatments are right for your child. To schedule an oral exam with Dr. Chris Roberts and our team at our office in Denver, Colorado, simply give us a call at 303-371-4485.