Tooth To-Do’s

Houston Pediatric Dentistry Blog

Tooth To-Do’s

  • Encourage your kids to brush with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Use a pea-sized dab of fluoride toothpaste for kids ages 2-6, and use slightly more when they are older.
  • Teach them to spit out the toothpaste when they’re done so they don’t swallow it.
  • For kids under age 2, just use a smear of toothpaste and a little water.
  • Help your kids place the toothbrush at an angle against their gums.
  • Make sure they move the brush back and forth, gently, in a small circular motion.
  • Help them brush the front, back, and top of their teeth.
  • Teach them to brush their tongue to remove germs and freshen breath.
  • Teach them to floss every day to remove plaque and food where a brush can’t reach.
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