Brushing Little Teeth

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How should I brush my child´s teeth?

Brushing Little Teeth

Establish a daily teeth-cleaning routine as soon as your child's first tooth appears. A washcloth can be used to clean the front and back of these first teeth; switch to a toothbrush once molars develop. Don't use toothpaste until your child can spit it all out, usually around age 3. You can start flossing with children once a week around the ages of 3 and 4.



3/24/2007 1:55:21 PM
Cammy said:

Many children will place their tongue on the brush making it hard to get to the teeth. My trick it to wait until my daughter is sleeping!


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