As your child progresses through different stages, it’s important that you guide them through good oral practices, as their teeth are theirs forever. For many parents, the process can become a bit confusing.
We hope this article helps to clarify crucial stages, but feel free to send us a message if you have any further questions.
A few last pointers:
- Ensure toothbrushes are thoroughly rinsed after brushing and shake off water to help dry.
- Rinsing under fast running water will help remove toothpaste, food and any plaque left behind.
- Store the toothbrush upright in an open container to allow it to air-dry.
- Do not share toothbrushes between family members. One for each family member so that decay causing germs will not be shared.
- You should replace toothbrushes every 3-4 months, or when the bristles get worn or frayed.
Some useful links:
- Brushing Children’s Teeth
- Childrens Oral Care
- When To Start Flosing
- One in Four Aussie Kids Has Untreated Tooth Decay