Proper tooth brushing is essential for preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Parents must always supervise and assist their children to ensure that tooth brushing is done adequately. Also, never hesitate to ask your dental professional to demonstrate proper techniques during your check-up!
Some useful tips include the following:
-Brush after every meal or at least twice a day (morning and night)
-Brush for at least 2 minutes
-Brush in a circular motion to ensure debris removal from the teeth and along the gum line
-Brush all surfaces of the teeth including the top surfaces as well as the surfaces near your tongue, lips, and cheeks
-Brush your tongue to remove excess bacteria