What Are The Toddler Brushing Basics
Getting your child to cooperate is every parent's hope. When your child is actively allowing you to maintain their proper oral health, it can feel like a miracle. Let's keep the brushing as basic as possible while still making sure their pearly whites and healthy smile stay that way.
- First, make sure to speak with your dentist as to when they feel your child, in particular, is ready for fluoride toothpaste.
- Let them pick their toothbrush — superheroes and princesses know how to defeat cavities.
- Brush their teeth with an American Dental Association approved toothpaste twice a day.
- Make sure it's a soft-bristled brush and scrub their teeth, gumline, and tongue.
- Help make the brushing experience fun by integrating a game, song, or sound effects.
- Mimic brushing your teeth with your finger to give them something to imitate
Every parent's experience helping their toddler along in their brushing journey is a unique one. But we should all make sure it's a healthy one by taking them in for their regular cleanings and speaking to your dentist about fluoride and when to integrate it into their brushing. When that happens, perhaps your new routine will be — eat, bathe, brush, sleep, repeat.