Pediatric Health Care Focus: Childhood Tooth Brushing

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If you are looking to enhance the oral health of your child, you should recall the proper mechanics of brushing. In their early years, your children will be too young to brush their own teeth, or even understand what brushing is for. However, as long as you are persistent in brushing their teeth twice daily, it will be burned into their memory and accepted as a natural custom.
Focus your child’s oral health care on childhood tooth brushing. Save your child’s smile with childhood tooth brushing and these important facts:

– Remove the habit of sharing of utensils or dental cleaning tools between you and your child.
– Usually, use toothpaste that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance and has been recommended or approved by your child’s pediatrician.
– You should instigate the task of brushing your child’s teeth from the time the first tooth grows in until they can safely do the task themselves.
– Remember to use a toothbrush with soft bristles.
– Try to bring your child in for an oral examination to their pediatrician before they turn one year of age.
– For children under 3 years of age, a rice-sized globule of toothpaste should be used, and for children 3-6, a pea-sized globule of toothpaste should be used.

If you are interested in treatment for your child’s teeth and gums, we are here to assist you. For a complete diagnosis and treatment, please contact DentalWorks to book an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Morgan and our team at our pediatric office in Athens, Texas. Call us at 903-675-0023. We are here to proudly keep your child and their smile healthy and happy.