Tips for Teaching Your Child How to Brush

While family dentistry appointments are essential for keeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy, encouraging a daily oral hygiene routine is also important. If you are having trouble teaching your child about tooth brushing, contact your family dentistry office in Manassas, VA and watch this video clip to learn a few tips.

Teaching your child that tooth brushing is fun is a great way to encourage good oral hygiene habits. Let your child choose his or her own toothbrush and toothpaste, and try playing a 2-minute song so your child knows how long he or she should brush for. Explain that tooth brushing helps to combat plaque and bacteria—the enemies of healthy teeth! Keep in mind that while children do eventually lose their primary teeth, teaching good dental habits in childhood can instill lifelong habits and help to prevent cavities, lost teeth, and the need for tooth replacement with treatments like dentures and dental implants.

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