Although children at a young age cannot brush their own teeth, it still must be done twice daily. Brushing a child’s teeth is vital to ensure the proper growth of their teeth including the permanent pair that is to grow in later in life. Here are some tips for teaching your child how to brush:
– For optimum oral health care in your child, as soon as their first tooth erupts above the gum line, it is recommended to begin brushing their mouth twice daily until they come of age to do the task themselves.
– Help your child’s oral health by nourishing them with healthy meals free of tooth-damaging substances such as sugar.
– For each brushing session, use a touch of toothpaste roughly the size of a grain of rice.
– It is highly recommended to bring your child in to see their pediatrician for an oral examination and cleaning before they are one year of age.
– Never share toothbrushes or other dental cleaning apparatuses with a child, as it can pass bacteria to their mouths.
Don’t delay in visiting our team at Seaside Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Inc. To schedule an appointment for your child with Dr. Anthony Scoma and our team at our pediatric office in La Jolla, California, please call us at 858-551-9700. A healthier smile for your child is only a visit away!