Be sure your child has the right size toothbrush when they start brushing. Colgate® Kids offers an assortment of sizes and shapes for toothbrushes, so that brushing teeth can be a fun and effective path to great oral health. Oral rinses can be useful for all age groups as well; check with your dentist or dental hygienist to make the right choice, and ensure your child enjoys a cavity-free childhood.
Making the right pediatric dental choices comes down to having the right information. Armed with the ADA's new recommendations, you can feel comfortable knowing you're giving your child the best oral care.
About the author: Dr. Huot is the founder and CEO of Beachside Dental Consultants Inc. He has lectured at many meetings, and his past articles have been featured in Dental Products Report, Dental Economics, Dental Practice Report, ADA News and state dental journals. Dr. Huot retired in 2012 from the USAF Reserve Dental Corps after 30 years of military duty, and his last assignment was as the Commander of the 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron at Patrick AFB, Florida. A past president of the Maine Dental Association in 1994 and the 2006 president of the Atlantic Coast District Dental Association in Florida, Dr. Huot is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.