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To ensure your child’s teeth remain healthy and strong, you will need to brush them every day from the time they become visible around 6 months of age until your child can adequately brush their own teeth by themselves.

If your child is under the age of three, you should implement a drop of toothpaste roughly equal to the size of a grain of rice. If your child is between the ages of three and six, you should implement an amount of toothpaste roughly equal to the size of a pea. The size of their toothbrush is also important, as it should be sized properly to reach all areas inside and around their mouths without fail.

A child’s toothbrush should be swapped out every 3-4 months, or earlier if necessary. To prolong the usefulness and life of a toothbrush, always make sure to store it in an aired-out container free of contact of nearby brushes. Avoid sharing your toothbrush with a child as this can introduce hazardous bacteria to their mouths.

If you are interested in treatment for your child, we are here to assist you. For a complete diagnosis and treatment, please contact Lifetime Dental Care to book an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Lowe and our team at our dentist office in Hays, Kansas. Call us at 785-625-7969. We look forward to helping you decide which options will work best in your child’s quest for a better smile.