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The fundamentals of brushing effectively for infants and young children is up to you. Your children cannot take care of their teeth, so you must do it for them. From the moment their first tooth grows in and every day until they are old enough to accomplish the task themselves, you must be there to keep their teeth safe and spotless.

If your child is under the age of three, you should use a quantity of toothpaste roughly equal to the size of a grain of rice. If your child is between the ages of three and six, you should use a sum of toothpaste roughly equal to the size of a pea. The size of their toothbrush is also significant, as it should be large enough to reach all areas inside and around their mouths without any problems.

A child’s toothbrush should be changed every 3-4 months, or earlier if necessary. To prolong the effectiveness and life of a toothbrush, always make sure to keep it in an aired-out position free of contact of other brushes. Never share a toothbrush with a child as this can present new bacteria to their mouths.

Don’t delay in visiting our team at Romney Pediatric Dental to check if your child is suffering from poor dental health. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Clark Romney and our team at our dentist office in Salt Lake City, Utah, please call us at 801.960.7913. We look forward to seeing you soon!