What are the best brushing tips for toddlers? Even though your child will not be able to brush their teeth alone until around 6 years of age, it is important to immediately begin brushing their teeth as soon as they begin to appear. At a young age, 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 approaches for infants and young children:
– Brushing your child’s teeth should begin as soon as the first tooth erupts above the gum line, which typically transpires between 6-10 months of age.
– The child’s first visit to their pediatrician for an oral examination should ensue before they turn 1 years old.
– Your child’s diet is exceptionally important not only for their oral health but for their physical and mental growth as well.
– For children under 3 years old, use a rice-sized drop of toothpaste, and for children 3 to 6 years old, use a pea-sized drop of toothpaste.
– Bacteria can easily be moved to your child through brushing utensils or other objects that you share with your child, so try to avoid sharing products between uses until they have been cleaned.
If you are looking to restore your child’s smile, contact Dr. Bethaney B. Brenner and our team at Bethaney B. Brenner, DMD, LLC. We can be reached by calling us at 860-673-7155 to book a reservation to see us at our pediatric office in Burlington, Connecticut. We will be glad to help your child achieve the results you are looking for.