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Do you ever worry about your child’s teeth? If so, our dental team is happy to help you! If you keep your child’s smile in tip-top shape by cleaning it regularly, there is a chance they won’t suffer the ravages of dental issues. So, if you would like to learn how to properly brush your child’s smile, please follow these teeth-brushing instructions:

Step 1: Grab a toothbrush that is made for children. This brush is usually smaller and has special little bristles. Then place a pea-sized amount of children’s low-fluoride toothpaste on the brush. There are many flavors available, so make sure to choose a paste your child will like.

Step 2: Make sure your child is comfortable and try to make brushing a fun experience. First, hold the brush to the gumline, which is usually at 45-degree angle. Then, brush the surfaces of the teeth with small, gentle circles. Next, brush the insides of the teeth using the same motions. Finally, scrub the biting surfaces of the teeth by moving the brush back and forth.

Step 3: When you’re done brushing, have your child spit the toothpaste into the sink and rinse with water. Then, reward your child for doing such a great job.

If you follow these steps, your child will be on their way to a top-notch oral health and smile! For more information and details about how to brush your child’s teeth in Kenai, Alaska, please call Kenai Dental Clinic today at 907-283-4875. We also encourage you to call your dentist, Dr. Glen Lockwood, if you have questions about your own smile. We look forward to helping you!