October 03, 2012
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A good oral health program is the key to your childs future oral health.

  • Establish healthy brushing habits even when you are brushing for them.
  • Explain to them the importance of brushing twice a day.
  • Make sure they know that the longer you brush, the better it is for their teeth and gums.
  • Explain if they dont brush, plaque and germs will stick to their teeth and make them unhealthy.
  • Ask us about fluoride if your water supply is not fluoridated, or if your family uses purified water.

Inspire them to brush by making it fun and not a chore!

  • Find things to make it fun for them: play some music, have them brush their teeth first and praise them while they brush.
  • Make a chcklist or colorful sticker calander for your child to track their tooth-brushing habits.

As children begin to brush independently, make sure they brush effectively.

  • When it is time to transition your child to brushing their own, its more important to supervise the results.
  • Stay with them to watch how they hold on to the brush, and make sure they are brushing all those hard-to-reach areas.
  • Remember that younger children do not have the manual dexterity required to brush teeth effectively- so they still need you to take a look when they are through.


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Salt Lake Smiles
9217 Redwood Road Ste C
West Jordan, UT 84088

(801) 568-0172
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