Tips for Teaching Your Child How to Brush Their Teeth

Posted on October 25, 2018 in Kid's Dentistry

Not sure how to get your kids on the path to good oral hygiene? Let us help! Read on to learn how to teach your kids to take good care of their teeth and more importantly, to enjoy doing so.

How Can I Teach My Children to Brush Their Teeth?

Once your kids are around the age of 6, we recommend you teach them to:

If your kids are under the age of 6, please continue to brush their teeth for them. They’re just too young at that age to do an effective job.  When the responsibility of brushing lies on the child of any age, you should still check them to ensure a thorough job. Kids don’t have the proper dexterity to do a good job until about 9-10 years old.  

How Can I Make Brushing More Enjoyable for My Children?

We suggest you do the following to make brushing more fun for your kids:

What Else Can I Do to Take Great Care of My Children’s Teeth?

In addition to making sure your kids brush and floss daily, it’s also important to schedule dental checkups for them twice a year. During those checkups, we’ll clean teeth thoroughly, check for cavities, evaluate how their adult teeth are coming in, teach the importance of good oral hygiene, and send them home with a bag of goodies.

If your children are due for their dental checkups soon, we encourage you to schedule their appointments today. This is actually our busiest time of year, because many of our patients are trying to take advantage of their dental benefits before they expire at the end of the year. So, to make sure you don’t miss out, it’s a great idea to schedule your dental appointments now.

To do so, you can schedule your visit online or call our office at 614.328.9489 to request an appointment.  We are located at 6304 Scioto Darby Road in Hilliard and offer early morning and evening office hours for your convenience.