Brushing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes at a time is perhaps the most important step in maintaining good at-home oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth removes plaque and bacteria buildup, which can weaken the tooth enamel and cause tooth decay and dental cavities if not brushed away.
Here at Little Rockies Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that your child brush his or her teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. He or she should also be flossing daily to clean the surfaces of the teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach. As effective at this routine is, an old toothbrush can compromise the whole thing!
Toothbrushes should be changed out every 3-4 months. This may seem too frequent to some people, but there are a few reasons why this change needs to happen so often:
While at-home oral hygiene is an important part of achieving and maintaining healthy teeth for your child, he or she should also be visiting our office every six months for a pediatric dental cleaning and exam. To make an appointment here at Little Rockies Pediatric Dentistry, please call our Parker, Colorado child’s dental office today.