At the office of Dr. Michael Cohen, your kids’ dental hygiene is an important part of our preventive care program. Maintaining a healthy smile depends upon keeping their teeth and gums clean with a daily routine of brushing and flossing. Our 33433 pediatric dentist recommends that your child brushes his or her teeth at least twice a day for two minutes using a fluoride toothpaste and a soft bristled toothbrush.
When it comes to choosing the best toothbrush for your child, there are more options today than ever before. In the late 1930s, when toothbrushes with nylon bristles were first invented, choosing a toothbrush was a simple task. Now, stores that sell oral hygiene products now have an extensive collection of different types of toothbrushes on their shelves, including manual (disposable) and powered (electric) varieties. There are a variety of options designed for children that come in a kaleidoscope of colors, often featuring children’s favorite characters from classic stories and popular cartoons. Some even play music to help your child know how long to brush!
Ask your 33433 pediatric dentist for guidance if you need help selecting a toothbrush for your children. If your children are old enough, have them help you pick out their toothbrushes at the store. Getting your children involved and excited about a new toothbrush may make tooth-brushing a more enjoyable task. To choose a good toothbrush for a young child, make sure you select a child-sized toothbrush with soft bristles that has an American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Approval. A soft-bristled toothbrush when used properly will do the job without being too harsh on the gums. Remember to change your child’s toothbrush every three months, or when the bristles start to become frayed.
For more ideas on keeping your kids’ oral health in top condition and to schedule a checkup visit, contact our 33433 pediatric dentist office today!
21301 Powerline Road Suite 208
Boca Raton, FL 33433