How To Brush Toddlers Teeth

How To Brush Toddlers Teeth

 

  1. Brush teeth twice a day, for two minutes a time. The NHS recommends doing this last thing at night to remove plaque and food that can cause tooth decay while your child sleeps, plus one other convenient time during the day.
  2. Try not to brush straight after your child’s had food or drink. Instead,wait an hour, especially if she’s had something acidic or sugary, such as orange juice, because tooth enamel becomes softer for a time after eating and brushing can wear it away.
  3. Use a smear of age-appropriate toothpaste for babies and toddlers up to the age of 3, and a pea-sized blob for children aged 3 to 6.
  4. The easiest way to brush a baby’s teeth is to sit her on your knee with her head against your chest. With an older child, stand behind her and gently tilt her head upwards while you brush.
  5. Brush her teeth in small circular motions, covering all the surfaces.
  6. Always encourage your child to spit the toothpaste out after brushing, but don’t rinse, as this can wash away the fluoride, making it less effective.
  7. Swallowing lots of toothpaste can cause tummy aches and other digestive problems. Regular intake of excess fluoride can also cause ‘fluorosis’ of the enamel, which looks like patches of discolouration, so make sure your child doesn’t lick or eat toothpaste from the tube.
  8. Brushbaby’s soft, disposable wipes gently cleanse gums, tongue and teeth and are suitable for
    babies from 0-16 months.

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