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What are the steps to brush the tooth I need to teach my child ?

What are the steps to brush the tooth I need to teach my child ?

45 degree angle: Hold the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle at the interface between the tooth and the gums to optimize cleaning. You do not mention how old your child is, for a young child, brushing should be supervised, with the parent redoing the brushing after the child tries. The parent should also floss the teeth, to minimize caries. ...Read more

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How to brush child's teeth.thaтnks?

How to brush child's teeth.thaтnks?

Best information: Here is a site giving you the best information available on how to brush a child's teeth https://www.dhsv.org.au/dental-advice/general-dental-advice/children/how-to-brush-your-childs-teeth ...Read more

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How do I brush my child's teeth?

How do I brush my child's teeth?

Carefully: Until children are about 5 years old parents should be brushing their teeth. This ensures a good cleaning and no missed spots. Use about a pea sized amount of toothpaste on their toothbrush and brush away. Once your child has a tooth you should start brushing (at first you can just use a warm washcloth to get your child used to the motion). Once two teeth are together time to floss! ...Read more

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How often should my child brush her teeth?

How often should my child brush her teeth?

As often as she want: The main thing with children is to use each tooth brushing (usually 2x/day) as a teaching session. When the child states that she is finished, help instruct her on how to reach difficult areas. Even if you have to guide their hands to do so. Children ...Read more

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At what age should a child be brushing his teeth independently?

At what age should a child be brushing his teeth independently?

Around 8-9: Usually around 8 or 9 years old. I do recommend that a parent oversee the brushing every once in a while to ensure that an adequate job is done. Also try to incorporate flossing into the routine to help prevent cavities between teeth. ...Read more

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What's the solution to bad breath for kids that brush twice daily?

What's the solution to bad breath for kids that brush twice daily?

Halitosis: Halitosis can be caused by a number of factors, including cavities, periodontal problems, diet, and acid reflux. All of these conditions need to be diagnosed by a local dentist and physician who can actually see you and determine the cause of your bad breath after taking a full medical hx. Once the cause is determined, then treatment can be rendered and you can begin to feel better. ...Read more

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When do you first brush your child's teeth?

When do you first brush your child's teeth?

As soon as they come: It is a good idea to begin massaging your kids gums even before they have teeth, so they get use to the idea you will be in their mouth on a regular basis. If you wait until they have a bunch, they are likely to have begun to develop the "i don't wanna" attitude & you will have a constant battle. Simple cleaning with a wet cloth or small brush with floride free paste is a good first step. ...Read more

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How do you get a child to want to brush his teeth?

How do you get a child to want to brush his teeth?

Depends on child: There is no universal answer as every child is an individual with particular fears, motivations, values, and understanding that effect his/her responses. As the parent, you know your child better than anyone else (or at least you should) and can best determine how to motivate him/her. What motivates him/her to want to do other things? Why is (s)he resistant to brushing now? ...Read more

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How do you easily teach a child to brush his or her teeth?

How do you easily teach a child to brush his or her teeth?

Parenting isn't easy: Make a game out of it, and tell her that big kids do it every day, include the child when you are brushing your teeth. ...Read more

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When should I start teaching my child how to brush their teeth?

I agree: I agree with dr elzako. I would add that your child should start seeing a pediatric dental specialist at age 1 for the same reasons that your child sees a pediatrician, rather than a gp. The pedodontist can asses growth and development and help you share in your child's oral hygiene for the best result. The pedodontist will also give you anti-cavity nutrition advice and monitor fluorides. ...Read more

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