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Did you know your child’s smile needs cleaning just like yours does? Well, it’s true! Your child’s teeth need to be scrubbed every day, whether it’s by you or by your spouse/partner. If you’re interested in how to clean your child’s smile in Leawood, Kansas, our dental team is happy to help you! All you need to do are the following things:

Step 1: Use a child’s toothbrush and low-fluoride toothpaste. Usually, the brush has smaller bristles and a specially formed handle. As far as the toothpaste goes, only use toothpaste for children. It’s also recommended to use a paste that has a flavor your child enjoys.

Step 2: Make sure your child is comfortable and try to make brushing a fun experience. First, put a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on the brush’s bristles. Then, place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Next, scrub the front of the teeth with small, gentle circles. Once you are done, brush the insides of the teeth using the same motions. Finally, scrub the biting surfaces by moving the brush back and forth.

Step 3: When you are done cleaning your child’s smile, have them spit the toothpaste into the sink and rinse with water. Then, reward them for doing such a great job.

Now that you know how to take care of your child’s smile, it’s time to take care of yours! Make sure to keep up on oral hygiene, visit your dentist, and have a balanced and healthy diet. If you would like to learn more about how to achieve a top-notch oral health, please feel free to call our office today at a location nearest you. Your dentist, Dr. Robert P. Sherman, and our dental team are here to help you in any way we can!