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Do you worry about your child’s teeth? If so, you are not alone. Parents understand that children don’t take their smile as seriously as we do, so it lies with us to make sure they are taking good care of their teeth for a healthy future foundation. To learn how to properly brush your child’s smile, please follow these teeth-brushing instructions, it’s easy as 1-2-3:

Step 1: Grab a toothbrush that is made for children. This brush is usually smaller and has special little bristles. Then place a pea-sized amount of children’s low-fluoride toothpaste on the brush. There are many flavors available, so make sure to choose a paste your child will like.

Step 2: Make sure your child is comfortable and try to make brushing a fun experience. First, hold the brush to the gumline, which is usually at 45-degree angle. Then, brush the surfaces of the teeth with small, gentle circles. Next, brush the insides of the teeth using the same motions. Finally, scrub the biting surfaces of the teeth by moving the brush back and forth.

Step 3: When you’re done brushing, have your child spit the toothpaste into the sink and rinse with water. Then, reward your child for doing such a great job.

If you follow these steps, your child will be on their way to a top-notch oral health and smile. For more information and details about how to brush your child’s teeth in Athens and Tyler, Texas, please call Dental Works today at a location nearest you. Our dentists, Drs. Boozer, Lindsey, Massey, Shuttlesworth, Airheart, and Flanders, looks forward to helping your child achieve a healthy, happy smile!