Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II
Commack (631) 486-6364
Medford (631) 320-0880

Good smile care should start at a young age.  However, we know that it’s not always easy to get kids to enjoy brushing their teeth.  Here are a few tips to help make caring for tiny teeth fun.

Tooth Brushing Tips:

  • Download a Brushing Timer – There are many free apps that provide kids with catchy songs, points, and tips on brushing.  This will help keep them brushing for the full two minutes, twice a day that they need for a healthy smile.
  • Let Them Brush to Their Favorite Tune – Let kids brush to their favorite song before bed.  There are many songs that are about two minutes long.  This helps keep kids entertained while caring for their teeth.
  • Offer a Reward – Try a tooth brushing routine checklist!  At the end of the week, offer a fun prize as a reward for being consistent with their brushing.  This could be something as simple as a sticker or coloring book.

Check out this article for more tooth brushing tips for kids.

Remember to contact our office with any questions you have about caring for tiny teeth and to schedule your bi-annual dental cleaning and exam.  Call 631-486-6364 to contact our Commack office or 631-320-0880 to contact our Medford office.