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How Long Should A Parent Help Brush Their Child’s Teeth?

January 27, 2011

How Long Should A Parent Help Brush Their Child’s Teeth?

Hygienist Yee Fong:

“I tell my parents to always assist their children with brushing/flossing until the age of 10 (using fluoride toothpaste ADA approved).

I know that sounds like a long time, but most children don’t have great dexterity before 10 years of age.

Have your child brush/floss first and then parents will need to brush/floss for them afterwards.

Children under the age of 6 should not use a fluoride rinse, as they may swallow it.  However, fluoride rinses are great for patients over the age of 6 to prevent decay.”

Call 719-599-0700for your hygiene appointment.

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