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If you want your child to have the best oral health possible but you’re not exactly sure how to brush their teeth, then our Monon Family Dental team is more than happy to help you!

Starting an oral hygiene routine at an early age is a very beneficial thing to do, which is why we encourage you to brush your child’s teeth twice a day. For the best results possible, Dr. Zachary Allmand recommends following these tooth-brushing instructions:

Step 1: When you brush your child’s smile, it’s best to use a soft-bristled, child-sized toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Hold the brush at a 45-degree angle toward the gums of the upper and lower teeth.

Step 2: Move the toothbrush gently in a back-and-forth motion. Use short strokes and move the brush along the teeth and gums. Use this technique to clean every tooth in the smile. Also, make sure you clean the outer and inner surfaces of the teeth.

Step 3: To brush the back surfaces of the front teeth, hold the brush upright so the tip can reach behind the teeth.

Step 4: After you are done brushing, brush the tongue to remove the bacteria and germs that reside there.

Oral hygiene in Indianapolis, Indiana, is extremely important, so if you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about the different techniques involved in cleaning a smile, please call 317-810-9285 today. Your dentist and dental team are thrilled to help you in any way we can!