CHILDREN (5-12 YEARS)
Parents can encourage their children to become more independent in their oral hygiene habits by letting them choose their own toothbrush, using a timer when brushing teeth and teaching them how to floss. By visiting the dentist regularly and ensuring their child has a healthy diet, parents can reduce the risk of tooth decay.
Children should use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush
Use gentle circular motions to brush the outer surfaces of each tooth
Brush back and forth on the chewing surface of each tooth
Use the tip of the brush to clean behind each tooth
Help your child to floss between teeth to remove food particles