Toothbrushing

 

Between 0 and 2 years

  • From birth, use a damp cloth/ gauze to clean the mouth.
  • Start brushing as soon as the first tooth appears. 
  • Use a wet, soft bristle toothbrush with a small head.
  • Don't use toothpaste.

 

From 2 to 7 years

  • Brush twice a day, especially at nighttime.
  • Help the child with brushing until they are about seven years old.
  • Encourage your child to brush their own teeth but follow-up with a thorough brushing, especially in the evening before they go to bed.
  • Use a soft bristle toothbrush with a small head.
  • Use a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste. 
  • Ensure your child spits it out and does not  swallow.

 

Over 7 years

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