Your child should use a soft toothbrush and brush 2 times a day.
Make sure your child’s toothbrush fits in his or her mouth and that they can reach each tooth.
Every 3 or 4 months replace your child’s toothbrush.
Children should use ADA accepted toothpaste with fluoride
Proper brushing techniques are as follows:
1. Angle your toothbrush at 45 degrees angled to the gums. Using tooth wide gentle strokes move the brush back and forth.
2. Brush all surfaces of each tooth, start with the outer surfaces, then the inner surfaces, and finally the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
3. Clean the inside surface of each tooth by vertically tilting the toothbrush and cleaning the inside surfaces of the front teeth.
4. Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.
Remember brushing your child’s teeth is the best way to prevent cavities and keep your child’s teeth healthy. For more information and tips on how you can take great care of your children’s oral health, consult the pediatric dentists at Anchorage Pediatric Dentistry for expert care and advice! Call us today at 907-562-1003 to make an appointment today with one of our Board Certified Pediatric Dentists!
Dr. Easte Warnick received a degree in Geology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2001. After working as a geologist for Los Alamos National Laboratory and Bechtel SAIC, she returned to school and completed dental training at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2012.