The Steps to Building a Better Smile: Toothbrushing for Kids

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How would you rank your child’s oral health care? As it is the responsibility of an adult to ensure their smile is clean until they come of age to brush and floss themselves, you need to make sure you are practicing effective toothbrush care.

When stowing your child’s toothbrush, always make sure it is kept upright in an area where it does not touch other toothbrushes. To prevent contamination from occurring, never use their toothbrush, and never let your child use your toothbrush. For further oral health care for your child, bring them in to see our pediatric dentist for regular examinations and professional cleanings.

When choosing a toothbrush for your child, always seek out one with soft bristles that will not promote dental abrasion. For children under 3, use toothpaste about the size of a rice grain. For children 3 to 6 years old, use toothpaste about the size of a pea. Continue to brush your child’s teeth every day until you believe they can effectively do the task successfully and safely by themselves.

For the aid of a pediatric dentist in Denver, Colorado, we can be reached at 303-371-4485. Whichever pediatric dentistry services are needed to complete your smile, Dr. Chris Roberts and our team here at Green Valley Kids in our office are committed to providing you the treatments you need.