20 Feb Brushing Tips for Kids
In honor of February being National Children’s Dental Health Month, we have put together some brushing tips for kids:
- Kids should start brushing as soon as teeth emerge through the gum tissue. They should brush teeth twice a day with training toothpaste. Be sure to help your kids brush, so their teeth are being cleaned thoroughly.
- For kids 3-6 years old, use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and brush two times daily. Remind them not to swallow the toothpaste and practice spitting out any extra.
- Once kids have teeth that are touching, it’s time to start flossing daily!
There are many toothbrush options for kids including both manual and electric. Some even play songs or light up! Kids may be more interested in brushing and flossing if they get to help pick out their toothbrush.
There are also handled floss picks designed just for kids that come in fun colors and fruity flavors. These floss picks make it easier to help kids get between teeth. String floss works great too, but find what works best for the kid is what is most important!