What tips are there for brushing children’s teeth? Even though your child will not be able to brush their teeth independently 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 train on their own until you are confident they can do so by themselves safely and effectively.
Listed below are some of the best tooth brushing tips for infants and young children:
– Brushing your child’s teeth should arise as soon as the first tooth erupts above the gum line, which typically occurs between 6-10 months of age.
– Your child’s diet is extremely important not only for their oral health but for their physical and mental evolution as well.
– Bacteria can effortlessly be passed 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.
– The child’s first visit to their pediatrician for an oral examination should happen before they turn 1 years old.
– For children under 3 years old, use a rice-sized portion of toothpaste, and for children 3 to 6 years old, use a pea-sized portion of toothpaste.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Barron Dentistry, please call our pediatric office in Fort Worth, Texas at 817.732.1626. Dr. Barron and the rest of our team look forward to improving your child’s smile for many years to come!