Sunday, November 10, 2013

TODDLER TIP Brushing Teeth

This is Julian brushing teeth. He LOVES brushing . We got him a cars tooth brush and he loves it also. Julian is going to is first visit to the dentist.

What's the best way to brush my child's teeth?

Use a small, soft, toothbrush and a tiny amount of toothpaste...Toothpaste for the child age.
Until your child turns 2, use a dot of toothpaste the size of a grain of rice (or a thin smear). After the second birthday, you can use a pea-size amount. For kids age 5 and older, use an amount the size of a small bean. To avoid giving your child too much fluoride, be sure to follow these recommendations.
Twice a day (in the morning and at night after eating dinner), gently brush the teeth on both the inside and outside surfaces, as well as the tongue, to dislodge bacteria that can cause bad breath. Once you think your child can master it, teach her to rinse with water.
Replace the toothbrush as soon as the bristles start to look worn or splayed.
Your child's dentist may also recommend flossing between any tooth surfaces that are touching. The best time to do this is right after brushing so that the floss will draw fluoride from the toothpaste down between the teeth. (There's no evidence that flossing baby teeth makes a difference, but many dentists still recommend flossing just to be on the safe side.)

Just make it fun when its time and brush your teeth together.. Happy brushing 
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  1. Great tips! My son is 10 and still doesn't brush his teeth as well as he should. We do the timer thing and at least it helps him brush for the full amount of time!


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