Is it just about time to teach your little ones how to brush their teeth? If so, we know it can be a time consuming and frustrating at times. However, taking the time to teach them how to properly care for their teeth at a young age with instill habits they will carry with them for a lifetime.
Below are a few tips that may help the process to go a little bit smoother. Have you found a system that seems to work? If so, be sure to share your tips with us on Facebook or Twitter!
- Children often mimic what their parents or older siblings are doing. If you make brushing time a family outing, your children will be able to observe your brushing technique and understand the importance if they see everyone partaking together.
- Advise your children to use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on their brush. Once they are set, guide their hand and angle the brush 45 degrees towards the gums and upper and lower teeth.
- Familiarize them with the back and forth brushing motion technique. If they seem to having trouble getting it down, demonstrate brushing your own teeth and let them watch and follow along.
- Lastly, assist them in brushing their tongue and remind them this step should be followed each and every time they brush.
Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II is here to assist you with any questions or concerns you have in regards to teaching your little ones how to brush. If they aren’t quite catching on, schedule an appointment at our Commack or Medford office location today and our team will be more than happy to help you get them brushing like a pro! We can be reached in Commack at (631) 486-6364 and Medford at (631) 320-0880.
Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II has two convenient locations located in Commack and Medford in Suffolk County Long Island. We have a caring and compassionate approach to pediatric dentistry, ensuring our patients comfortable at all times. Should you have any questions about your child’s oral health, we encourage you to contact us or visit www.supermolar.com.