Start early, start right—
a quick guide:
Your child’s first dental visit should be
between the eruption of the first tooth
and his or her first birthday.
Brush your children’s teeth until they
are around three years old, then start
encouraging them to join in. Supervise
their brushing until age eight.
Children under age four should use
a simple brushing technique—such
as a small , circular brushing motion.
Choose a children’s toothbrush with a
small brushhead and soft bristles.
Use only a pea-sized amount of
fluoride toothpaste. Teach your child
to rinse and spit out any toothpaste
left after brushing.
Flossing should start when two teeth
touch and supervision is needed until
at least the age of 10.