How to brush your child’s teeth and Prevent Cavities?

PREVENTING CAVITIES: THE IMPORTANCE OF BRUSHING DAY+NIGHT WITH A FLUORIDATED TOOTHPASTE

Cavities are irreversible. But it is possible to prevent them. Experts recognize that brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste is the single most important thing that children can do to help prevent cavities.

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BRUSHING WITH THE CORRECT TECHNIQUE

4post_howtobrush_1You start at the bottom, brushing the outer (front) surfaces of teeth. Begin on one side at the back and work round to the other side. Brushing each tooth with short strokes as you go. Don’t use too much force, just a gentle scrub over the tooth and gum line. Then do the same for the upper teeth.

 

 

 

 

 


 

4post_howtobrush_2Now brush the inner surfaces behind the teeth (closer to the tongue). This can be tricky: start on one side of the mouth and work round slowly to the other side, making sure you don’t miss any teeth. Do the same for both upper and lower teeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4post_howtobrush_3Then you brush the chewing (flat) surfaces of the teeth, gently scrubbing back and forth, turning the brush head to clean first the lower teeth, then the upper ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4post_howtobrush_4And don’t forget the new teeth at the back of the mouth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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