About Brushing and Flossing

Brushing and floss for dental cleanings

Brushing Right

When it comes to brushing and flossing, your child’s hands and mouth are different than yours. Hence, kids need toothbrushes that are designed to fit inside their smaller mouths and tiny hands. Of course, everyone should purchase a brush with soft, round bristles to ensure gentle cleaning. Also, remember to buy a new brush approximately every three months.

Dental Cleaning for Kids

Dental hygiene is important to keep your child’s teeth healthy and cavity free. Now that your child has grown out of the toddler stage, they are probably brushing on their own. However, we recommend you still help brush your child’s teeth until age 6 or 7 to keep the hard-to-reach areas clean. To ensure proper teeth cleaning and reduce plaque:
  • Hold your child’s brush at a 45-degree angle facing the teeth
  • Brushing in small, gentle circles about half a tooth wide.
  • Brush the inner and outer surface of each tooth
  • Brush the chewing surfaces of each tooth, holding the brush flat on top of the teeth
  • Gently brush the tongue to remove food particles
  • Floss gently between teeth every day