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Pediatric Dentist Explains How to Choose Toothbrush & Toothpaste for Your Kid March 17, 2017

Campbell, La Crosse County
Pediatric Dentist Explains How to Choose Toothbrush & Toothpaste for Your Kid, Campbell, Wisconsin

Teaching your child proper dental care habits from an early age is crucial to their oral health. It’s also necessary to provide your little ones with the right tools for the job, including a quality toothbrush and toothpaste. If you’re a parent in western Wisconsin, La Crosse Pediatric Dentistry has a few tips for picking out the best brushing equipment for your kids.

Pediatric Dentist Shares How to Pick Out Your Child’s Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Soft Bristles

Your child’s teeth are sensitive as they grow and develop. As such, it’s important to choose a soft-bristled toothbrush. This will prevent irritated gums or increased sensitivity that will dissuade your child from wanting to brush their teeth twice a day.

imageToothbrush Size

Additionally, look for a toothbrush with a brush head small enough to fit easily inside your child’s mouth. If a standard rectangular toothbrush is too large, opt for a rounded brush head. A smaller brush head will ensure comfort so your little one can’t complain that brushing is painful or challenging. When you replace their toothbrush every three months, make it exciting by letting them choose their own at the store. Odds are they’ll gravitate to a child brush with their favorite cartoon character on display.

Flavor of Toothpaste

As an adult, you’re used to the flavor of mint toothpaste, but this taste may not please your child. Look for toothpaste in a fun flavor they may enjoy. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends using fluoride toothpaste twice a day as soon as your child has baby teeth. Children should spit out excess toothpaste. In the off chance they swallow some toothpaste instead of spitting, there won’t be any health risk.

If you want more recommendations on toothbrush and toothpaste choices for your children, schedule a visit with your pediatric dentist. To make an appointment with La Crosse Pediatric Dentistry, call them at (608) 782-4054. To find out more about the dental care services offered by this experienced practice, check out their website or visit them on facebook.

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