Your Child’s Teeth e right way is important, so you should brush your child’s teeth until they do it the right way on their own. Although most children can brush their six, they should still be supervised until around age 10. our child how to brush the right way, it may help to stand behind them and hile they watch in the mirror. Teach them to spit out all of the toothpaste ips for proper brushing: thbrush against the tooth where it meets the gums (also called the gum line). gree angle to make sure you are fully reaching the gum line as well as the e. (See middle picture on the right.) ush back and forth gently in short strokes. Brush the outer surface of each he same strokes for the inside surfaces and chewing surfaces of the teeth. thpaste should my child use? your child’s teeth every day n your child’s teeth with floss or another between-the-teeth cleaner here toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Begin using floss or a floss aid when eeth that are next to each other. Flossing is not easy for children to do by ADA recommends that you clean between your child’s teeth daily until they round age 10 or 11. Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter! Fluoride (FLOOR-eyed) is a mineral that is found in all natural sources of water even the ocean. Fluoride helps protect tooth enamel from the acid attacks that cause tooth decay. It also helps repair weakened enamel before cavities form. Children who drink tap water that has the recommended level of fluoride are less likely to get cavities than children who do not drink fluoridated water. Children get added protection from fluoride by getting it from more than one source. Another source of fluoride, besides tap water, is fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride toothpaste is safe, even for young children, as long as they use the recommended amount of toothpaste and spit it out when they are done brushing. Children under three years old should use no more than a grain-of-rice sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Children aged three to six should use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Fluoride mouth rinses are not recommended for children under six. Sucking habits Many infants and young children like to suck on thumbs, fingers and pacifiers. Sucking is a natural reflex and necessary for feeding. However, long- term sucking habits can cause problems. Their teeth may not grow in straight and their mouth may not develop correctly. Sucking habits usually stop between the ages of 2 and 4. If your child uses a pacifier or sucks their fingers, talk to your dentist about how to get your child off this habit. If the sucking continues, ask your child’s dentist or pediatrician about other ways to discourage sucking. Thumb sucking (left) and pacifier sucking (right) habits can cause problems as your child’s teeth and mouth develop, like crooked teeth and changes to the shape of their face and mouth. Images © Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved Sometimes children as young as age 5 can use a floss aid. Image ©Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Image ©Elsevier Inc.All rights reserved. r child’s teeth to help prevent decay and cavities ning between the teeth is as essential for children as it is for adults. Brush your child’s teeth (and yours!) for 2 minutes each time. You should clean between teeth with floss or a floss aid every day. by Teeth If decay isn’t treated, it can destroy baby teeth. h Moderate to severe decay Moderate to severe decay Severe decay Initial decay white lesions (2) For children 3 to 6 years old, use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. (1) For children under 3 years old, use a smear or grain-of-rice sized amount of toothpaste. 2 BEST SELLER Your Child’s Teeth from Birth to Age 6 Baby teeth are important. This brochure covers everything parents need to know about taking care of their child’s teeth. Covers everything from teething tips to brushing and flossing instructions to fluoride Includes illustrations of decay in baby teeth to drive home the point that even baby teeth can get cavities Emphasizes parents have the tools to prevent decay and start their child off with excellent oral health habits LANGUAGES AVAILABLE W23620 English, 8 panels, 50 per pack W312 Chinese PERSONALIZE IT! DAB036 Your Child’s Teeth Ages 6 to 12 Between the ages of 6 and 12, children go through a lot of changes, including changes to their faces, teeth and jaws. This brochure covers all the essential topics for school-aged children. Reviews when permanent teeth come in, braces and preventing sports-related dental injuries Ensures your patients’ parents know to supervise or assist with brushing and flossing until their child can do it alone Reinforces the importance of fluoride and a healthy diet W23920 8 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB039 STANDARD BROCHURES PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $28.00 $42.00 2–9 $23.80 $35.70 10+ $21.00 $31.50 PERSONALIZED BROCHURES QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $82.50 $124.00 400 $196.00 $300.00 800 $360.00 $540.00 Pricing for Brochures 78 ORDER BY PHONE: 800.947.4746
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