Brushing and Flossing Your Child’s Teeth

Pediatric Dental Center wants to remind parents that children should brush and floss their teeth twice a day. By age six or seven, children should be able to brush their own teeth twice daily with an adult helping them at least one time a day. That’s because most children do not have the manual dexterity to reach every area of the tooth. Gently brush in a circular motion the inner and outer surfaces of each of the upper and lower teeth. Finish by brushing the tongue to help freshen breath and remove bacteria. As children grow-up and mature, they will be able to brush their own teeth with daily reminders.