Instilling great dental hygiene habits in your kids from a young age will encourage good oral hygiene for life. So, when do you begin? As you’ll learn in this video, you should start brushing your child’s teeth when his or her first tooth appears. Use a child’s toothbrush with soft brushes. Don’t begin using fluoride toothpaste until your child is old enough to know not to swallow.
When teaching your kids how to brush, demonstrate the right technique on your own teeth. However, since kids are often unable to brush properly until age eight, it’s a good idea to go over their teeth yourself after they’ve brushed. For more helpful tips, watch this great clip from Colgate.
If your child is ready for their first visit to the dentist or just due for a check up, contact Lenox Village Dentistry in Nashville, TN at (615) 832-2095 today!