5 Simple Tips To Teach Your Toddler To Brush The Right Way
Written by Kathy Bassman on August 27, 2015
It isn’t easy teaching a young child to brush, nor is it easy to brush for them. Don’t give up! The following article offers several great tips to help you to get the most out of brushing with your little one. Thanks for visiting us at Saddle Rock Pediatric Dentistry of Aurora, CO.
Is your toddler simply sucking the toothpaste from his brush? Do you have a bad brushing experience with him every day? Looking for ways to get it right? Well, brushing can be a fun activity for your toddler, but the mornings may be the busiest part of the day when you simply cannot allow him to have fun with it.
Mommies, don’t despair! You can easily step up this challenge without creating a battleground in your bathroom.
True, your toddler’s teeth are going to fall off soon, but as parents it is crucial that you take good care of them.
Here are the reasons why taking care of those baby teeth is important:
- The baby teeth help your toddler speak and chew his or her food.
- Baby teeth hold your toddler’s jaw to support permanent teeth development under the gums.
- American Academy of Family Physicians suggests you clean your toddler’s teeth daily twice with a child-sized soft toothbrush.
- You can dampen a soft cloth and gently massage your tot’s gums. It is important that you start cleaning his or her teeth, as soon as they appear.
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