How to Brush Your Childs Teeth Correctly

At Victorian Dental Group, we know the challenges parents can face when brushing their children’s teeth. Here is some handy information below. If you should need any further advice or tips, please do not hesitate to chat to our team.

Image Retrieved from Dental Health Services Victoria
  • Smear a pea-sized amount of low-flouride toothpaste onto a soft children’s toothbrush.
  • Sit the child in your lap, facing away from you, or stand behind taller children.  Tilt the child’s head back against your body so you can see all the surfaces of the teeth
  • Angle the bristles of the toothbrush towards the gum.  Move the brush in gentle circles to clean the outer sides of the teeth and gums.
  • Rush in gentle circles on the inside of the teeth and gums
  • Brush back and forward on the chewing surface of the teeth.
  • After brushing all the surfaces, encourage your child to spit out the toothpaste

Information retrieved from Dental Health Services Victoria.

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