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baby brushing teeth, dr. dennis dunne, DDS

Make Sure Your Kids Have a Healthy Mouth!

Brush Twice a Day
For kids under age 3, as soon as your child’s teeth start to come into the mouth, brush using a children’s toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste in an amount no more than the size of a grain of rice. For kids ages 3-6, use a pea-sized dab of fluoride toothpaste.

Kids should use a soft toothbrush. The size and shape of the brush should allow them to reach all areas of their mouth. Replace toothbrushes every three to four months, sooner if the bristles are worn out or if your children have been sick.

Floss Every Day
As soon as two teeth touch each other (start after 1 year old).

Clean between their teeth once a day, every day, with floss or flossers to remove plaque and food where a brush can’t reach.

Visit Your Dentist
Bring your child to see Dr. Dunne no later than their first birthday. He can detect small problems before they become bigger, more painful problems. Your child could have oral health problems like cavities or gum disease that you may not be aware of.

Brush 2 X 2
Help your kids brush their teeth for 2 minutes, 2 times a day – for healthier teeth, good breath, fewer cavities, and to avoid painful dental problems. Teach them to spit out the toothpaste, they shouldn’t swallow it. It’s also a good idea to have them swish with a fluoride rinse after they brush and floss.

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