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Baby dental care for a six year old

Wednesday, Aug. 11th 2010 8:49 AM

My six year old does not brush his teeth very well.  Right now after getting back from the dentist he still has only the one filling we did last year so no new cavities.   However how do I get him to brush better?  I also what him to start flossing on his own.  I have been doing it for him but thinks he should be old enough to floss now.  Tips please.

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4 Comments on “Baby dental care for a six year old”

  1. Caroline Jackey Says:

    Flossing

    It is important to start flossing your child teeth as soon as they start to touch each other. Around two to two and half years old. Flossing makes a big difference in the prevention of cavities.

    Normally by the time your child start kinder garden he or she should be able to start flossing their own teeth. Though they may not have the skills yet to do a good job, you should supervise and give tips and pointers now and then to encourage good oral health care.

    Just like adults a child should floss their teeth every day. A good time is right before they go to bed but as long as they are flossing each day that is what is important.

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  2. Troy Hilbert Says:

    The key to getting your child to brush their teeth. Would be making brushing teeth fun and not a chore that needs to be done.

    You can brush your teeth with them let your child brush your teeth. Make sure you keep it light and laugh have fun. You can then just finish brushing you child teeth as a ending until you feel he is getting better and brushing longer.

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  3. Berry Says:

    I had the same issue with my five year old son. What I did was that my seven year old son was a very good at brushing his teeth and I did not even have to tell him too he just went ahead and did it after breakfast and dinner.

    So we would go brush our teeth together laughed and talk play music why we brushed. My other son felt as if he was missing out on the fun and got up set. We told him we would love for him to join in but he has to brush is teeth with us.

    From that day on he started brushing his teeth. I would brush my teeth with him and sometimes he would brush with his brother. If you do not have a old child do this with your husband it should still work the same way.

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  4. Yee Young Says:

    When it came time to let my five year old start brushing on her own. I took her to the drug store an let her pick out her tooth brush.

    I told her she can get any toothbrush she wanted and it would be hers to use each day. I think this made it a little special for her since she was able to pick out a fancy tooth brush and not just the pain one she used up to this point.

    See if that helps you

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