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When your little one becomes old enough to start caring for their own teeth (3-6 years old), it’s smart to supervise them to ensure they’re learning properly and not using excessive amounts of toothpaste. Here are some tips on how you can help your child learn to brush their teeth in the right way, guiding them to a lifetime of great oral hygiene and bright, white smiles.

Your child should use only a pea-sized dab of toothpaste to scrub their chompers; any more than this is too much toothpaste, as they may decide to swallow it. Remind them not to swallow the toothpaste, but to spit it out as soon as their brushing is finished. Have them brush their teeth two times per day, ideally before bed and about half-an-hour after breakfast. And while learning is helpful, so is patience: continue to brush your child’s teeth for them until you’re sure that they’re doing a thorough job of washing away plaque and preventing tooth breakdown and gum disease.

At Frank C Raymer DDS INC, our Irvine, California, staff are eager to support you, so pencil in your next checkup by calling 949-551-2606. We’ll be happy to teach you about starting a lifetime of oral hygiene for your little one, so come visit Dr. Raymer today!