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A strong oral hygiene regimen is a must — anyone who’s been kissed can confirm that. And while you pray your little one won’t be snogging for approximately the following 15 years, establishing proper oral care is a must with children while they’re still young.

That’s why at Colmar Dentistry for Kids, we want to help the teeth-brushing (and flossing) training goes as calmly as possible for you and your family. We hope that with these tips, they’ll develop lifelong habits for healthy oral hygiene.

-Do your best to use the right-sized toothbrush. A child will do their best when they have a smaller toothbrush with soft bristles since their gums and mouth are still growing and particularly sensitive.

-Don’t give your child too much toothpaste. Using too large an amount – or in some cases any – can make children vomit, so never put on any more than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to their toothbrush.

-Have fun! Allow your child to dance, listen to songs or do whatever it takes to get them brushing their teeth. Using teeth-brushing as a penalty can often lead to oral neglect or phobia later on in life, so try to make time to brush teeth as positive as possible for your youngster.

For more tips on how to set a foundation of good oral hygiene habits for your child, visit us at our Colmar, Pennsylvania, dental office! Dr. Deanna Dudenbostel and the whole team here will be excited to see you. Please give us a call at (215) 822-6777 now to set up your next appointment.