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.