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3-6 Years Old

  • Brush your child’s teeth twice a day with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste.
  • Your child can now use a little more fluoridated toothpaste than before – the size of a pea.
  • When purchasing toothbrushes, be sure that they are the correct size for your child. As your child grows, the toothbrush you use should grow too.
  • Let your child start learning to brush his own teeth, but be there to help. Due to limits with coordination, children aren’t expected to brush properly until age 6 to 8 years or when they are able to tie their own shoes.
  • Ask your baby’s medical doctor or dentist about a simple fluoride application that can be given at the office.
  • Limit juice drinks to 4-6 ounces per day to help prevent tooth decay.
  • Start flossing your child’s teeth once a day as soon as he/she has two or more back teeth that touch.
  • Schedule visits with your child’s dentist.