Oral Hygiene Improvements: Toothbrushing for Kids

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Were you aware of the differences associated with brushing for adults and brushing for children? Because a child’s mouth is much different than an adult’s mouth, it is important to give the proper oral health care to help prevent tooth decay in children. If you’re not brushing your child’s teeth correctly, oral health risks can still be present, and your child will not be receiving the proper clean they need.

Taking care of your child’s teeth is essential for optimal health. They won’t be able to effectively brush their teeth until they’re roughly 6 years old, so it is important to take care of the job for them until then. As soon as their first tooth erupts above the gum line, which is typically around the 6 to 10 months of age, you will need to start brushing their teeth. Furthermore, bring them in to see the dentist before they’re 1 years old for a comprehensive oral examination.

When using products for your child’s teeth, make sure to never share them. This is because bacteria can easily be passed between you and your child. Always make sure your child’s toothbrushes are clean and safe for use. Look for brushes that have soft bristles and are not overly abrasive on their teeth. Furthermore, use safe toothpaste and only a small amount as needed.

The time is now to enhance your child’s smile with care from our dentists and our team at our pediatric dentist office in El Paso, Texas. Texas Kids Dental wants your child’s smile to shine, so call us at 915-858-6868 to book an appointment.