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Baby Dental – Brushing Your Teeth

Wednesday, Nov. 15th 2023 9:37 AM

Let your child brush their teeth.

Many children like showing their independence by doing tasks, such as brushing their teeth, on their own. Even if your child is still not brushing correctly, you should let them brush their teeth before or after you have brushed them.  Doing so can be done in steps to teach your child how to brush correctly. Allowing them some time to brush their teeth may make it fun for them. The more a child wants to brush their teeth, the better. When your child is around six, they should be able to brush their teeth correctly.

When you are confident your child can brush alone, you may want to buy a timer and time your child’s brushing to ensure they are brushing for the recommended two minutes. Do a final inspection of your child’s mouth. Inspecting their teeth after brushing gives you a chance to check for any teeth that have been missed, visually show your child the area and demonstrate how he should brush in that area too.  And remember to praise your child on a job well done.

Posted by Carol | in Baby Help | Comments Off on Baby Dental – Brushing Your Teeth

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