The ABC’s of Brushing Teeth

Posted & filed under Children's Oral Health and Fluoride.

Contributed by the Children’s Dental Health Project

Brushing teeth regularly is the foundation of good dental health. Get your children into the habit of brushing twice a day for at least two minutes. This fun video teaches children how to brush their teeth properly. Children ages 2-6 should use a pea-sized dab of fluoride toothpaste. Teach them to spit out the toothpaste once they are done so they don’t swallow it. For kids below the age of 2, just use a soft toothbrush and a little bit of water (but no toothpaste). This 2min2x Web site has helpful tips and information for how kids can protect their teeth as they grow up.