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Did you know your child’s teeth need regular cleaning just like yours do? Well, it’s true! However, cleaning your child’s smile might be a bit tricky. So, to help you, our Meadowdale Dental Clinic dental team has provided the following instructions on how to properly scrub a child’s smile:

Step 1: Grab a toothbrush that is made for children. This brush is usually smaller and has special little bristles. Then place a pea-sized amount of children’s low-fluoride toothpaste on the brush. There are many flavors available, so make sure to choose a paste your child will like.

Step 2: Make sure your child is comfortable and try to make brushing a fun experience. First, hold the brush to the gumline, which is usually at 45-degree angle. Then, brush the surfaces of the teeth with small, gentle circles. Next, brush the insides of the teeth using the same motions. Finally, scrub the biting surfaces of the teeth by moving the brush back and forth.

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

Now that you know how to help your child have a clean and healthy smile in Lynnwood, Washington, it’s time to take good care of your smile! In order to do so, you need to brush, floss and rinse regularly and visit your dentist, Dr. Lois Lee, every six months. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about oral hygiene and dental care, please feel free to call our office at (425) 361-0842 at your earliest convenience. We are happy to help you!