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Top Tooth Brushing Tips for Infants and Young Children

February 27, 2017

Even though your child will not be able to brush their teeth effectively until around 6 years of age, it is important to immediately begin brushing their teeth as soon as they begin to appear. For the first few years, you will need to brush their teeth for them, but as they begin to grow up, encourage them to practice on their own until you are confident they can do so by themselves safely and effectively. Listed below are some of the top tooth brushing tips for infants and young children:
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How to Make Brushing an Effective Part of Your Oral Hygiene Routine

October 11, 2016

Did you know there are things you can do to have an effective tooth-brushing routine? Well, it’s true, and our Killeen Children’s Dental Center team is happy to tell you all about those things!

Brushing your teeth is an important part of your oral hygiene routine, especially because it removes the plaque and harmful bacteria from your teeth and gums. However, that’s only possible if you have effective tools and techniques to brush. So, to help you, we recommend doing the following things:

-Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. The soft bristles will deeply clean your teeth and care for your gums. We also recommend using a brush that is the perfect size and shape for your mouth. That way the hard-to-reach areas will be easier to clean.

-Make sure to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months or once your brush’s bristles have frayed. Doing so will help you properly clean your teeth each day.

-As you brush, make sure to use fluoride toothpaste that has been accepted by the American Dental Association.

If you would like to know more about the proper tooth-brushing technique in Harker Heights, TX, please call our office today at (254) 262-3131. Please remember that brushing is not the only technique that should be involved in your oral hygiene routine. You also need to floss and rinse once a day. For more information and details, please don’t hesitate to ask. Your dentist, Dr. Dr. Manshadi, Dr. Van Arsdall, Dr. Roden-Johnson, Dr. Shoptaw, and Dr. Shook, and our dental team are more than happy to help you!