Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Caring For Childrens Teeth

From brushing their first tooth to their first dental appointment, here is how to take care of your children's teeth.

  • It's never to early to start brushing, brush your baby's gum with a soft toothbrush.
  • As soon as their first tooth appears start brushing it with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Children under the age of three should only have a smear of toothpaste on their toothbrush. Children between the ages three and six should get a pea sized amount of toothpaste.
  • Brush your children's teeth for at least two minutes, two times a day.
  • Children between the ages seven and eight should be brushing their teeth on their own with supervision.
  • Make sure your child does not eat or shallow the toothpaste
Making sure they brush properly:

  • Gide your child's had to show them the correct movement.
  • Use a mirror to show them where they are brushing.
  • Set a timer, so they know how long to brush.

Take you child to thee dentist when they are young, this is so they become comfortable at the dentist. This will also help detect any problems at an early stage.

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