Posted on Jun 8, 2020
Making sure your kids brush their teeth at least twice a day can be quite the chore! But it’s a necessary part of helping them to achieve and then maintain proper oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth gently removes the plaque and bacteria that can cause dental cavities and the weakening of the tooth enamel. If plaque is allowed to accumulate and the tooth enamel becomes damaged, tooth decay, tooth discoloration, dental cavities, or even a tooth abscess can be the result.
Your children should be brushing their teeth at least twice a day for at least two minutes at a time with fluoride toothpaste. They should also be flossing at least once a day.
It’s tough to maintain your child’s dental hygiene if you’re not using clean tools! Below are a few reasons why you should change out toothbrushes and how often it should be done:
In addition to at-home hygiene, you should also be bringing your child to our office every 6 months for a dental cleaning and a checkup! To call about your children’s appointments, please contact Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics.