Gallatin Valley Pediatric Dentistry

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Teach your kids good oral hygiene habits by getting them to brush their teeth early. When a baby’s first tooth appears, you can use a small, round toothbrush with soft bristles. Usually, this happens at the age of 3 when they can easily understand your requests.

If you are confused and don’t when and how to start then visit Gallatin Valley Pediatric Dentistry and talk to, Dr. Justin and Dr. Joni or our dentists. As professionals, we will assist you in the best way we can and make sure that you leave with all your questions answered.

Following are a few guidelines on how to choose the right toothbrush for your kid:

Toothbrush For Toddlers

For toddlers, use the same toothbrush when their first tooth erupted. At this age, toddlers are more interested in participating in their routines. To make it fun, get them a cute toothbrush with a long handle and soft head. Let them figure their way out and show them the motions only when they ask.

Toothbrush For Kids Between The Ages 5 And 12

Depending on how many baby tooth your kids has lost, you might have to upgrade the toothbrush. This toothbrush has soft, firm bristles to provide an all-rounder cleaning. It has a bigger head and a smaller handle for a better grip.

Toothbrush For Kids Teens

For teens, you need to choose a toothbrush that not just offers a good cleaning but also massages the gums, scrapes the tongue, and flosses the teeth. Allow your teen to choose their toothbrush, as this is more likely to get them to follow the routine.

The right toothbrush can shape the way your kid’s teeth turn out to be. Make sure to get regular dental checkups at every age. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Justin and Dr. Joni or our dentists, call 406-587-2327.