Are you teaching your kid the correct brushing technique?

by Denty's


Posted on January 4, 2017 at 9:00 PM



As adults, we have been brushing our teeth for long enough to know when our teeth are clean, right? Wrong! Dentists agree that a proper session of teeth cleaning takes two whole minutes of brushing, and if we honestly ask ourselves, we don't brush for entire two minutes, do we?

It's time that we begin to some attention to our daily brushing ritual, and instill the right habit in our kids as early as possible.

When do we teach our kids the right brushing technique? You ask, well the answer is - as soon as they have enough teeth to eat solids. It is necessary to ensure that their milk teeth are clean and healthy, since this will lead to healthy permanent teeth.

Dentists at Denty's always encourage and preach the right brushing technique to brushing your teeth, which can be read below:

  1. Use a soft bristled brush with a small head to reach all the areas in your mouth. An electric tooth brush may by a good option to ensure better cleaning.
  2. Brush the outer surfaces of your upper and lower teeth, sweeping away from the gums.
  3. Clean the inner surfaces of your upper and lower teeth similarly.
  4. Brush the chewing surfaces of the teeth inside your mouth (molars).
  5. Brush your tongue for fresh breath.


It's important to know that you need to change the toothbrush every three or four months, or as soon as the bristles are frayed. Use mild toothpaste for children, as they may not necessarily have a need for particular problem-solving toothpastes. A tooth- paste with the apt fluoride content will help their teeth become strong. Chat with a dentist now to know the best tooth paste for your little one.

After you have learned and understood the proper technique of brushing your teeth, it is time to teach your children, or you could also visit the nearest Denty's clinic to have a complementary session by our dentists. It might seem like a daunting task to enforce a particular method of cleaning, but it doesn't necessarily have to be difficult. The key is to start early, and to use a method suitable for your child.

What are the things you need to now while brushing your baby's teeth?


When you begin brushing your baby's teeth, make sure you are using the correct technique as often as possible. As they grow older, they will notice a particular pattern showing up while brushing.

How can you make brushing easy for kids?


You can make up a song to enforce the rhythm, and sing while you brush. They will pick up the pattern like any other nursery rhyme, and after a while of repeating, they will sing the song in their mind, and their hands will do the motions accordingly. It'll be a fun and easy way of teaching your little ones the correct way to keep their teeth clean!

How to teach the right brushing technique to growing children?


If your children are older, and have passed the fun and games stage, it may take a bit more planning to get the point across. By the age of six or seven, children understand that some things are more beneficial than others, and will appreciate a sensible explanation about how they should be brushing. You can choose a weekend morning when they wake up in a good mood and explain the proper way of brushing, while brushing along with them.

A Dentist may perhaps calmly explain how the preferred method will give the child better teeth, and highlight the benefits of maintaining oral hygiene. At this age, children become more aware of their appearance, and it may be a good idea to explain how good teeth can benefit them.

Good habits are best taught from an early age. Ensuring oral hygiene is one of the most neglected practices in our daily lives, but when our teeth are under attack, running to the dentist is our immediate reaction. It is vital to teach our children to keep their teeth clean from a young age, so that they can maintain goodoral hygiene as they grow into healthy, responsible young adults.

To know more consult a dentist or chat with a dentist.

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