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Knowledge Zone

  • As soon as your child's teeth erupt, brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

  • If they are under the age of 2, use a small "smear" of toothpaste.

  • If they're 2-5 years old, use a "pea-size" amount of toothpaste.

  • Use a fluoride free toothpaste until your child is old enough to spit

  • When brushing, the parent should brush the child's teeth until they are old enough to do a good job on their own.

  • Flossing removes plaque between teeth and under the gumline where a toothbrush can't reach.

  • Flossing should begin when any two teeth touch.

  • Be sure to floss your child's teeth daily until he or she can do it alone.

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