By: Dr. Srinivasa DMD
Teaching children about oral hygiene at a young age is extremely important. With the right techniques, you can prevent your child from developing cavities.
For children ages 6 months to 2 years old, make sure you use a swallow-safe toothpaste. Use a finger toothbrush (shown below) in a circular motion. Never let young children sleep with a bottle of milk in their mouth, this causes cavities.
Children ages 3-10 need to brush 2 times a day. Make sure you are brushing your child’s teeth after they brush on their own. Children tend to skip their back teeth. Use a fluoride toothpaste and a fluoride mouthwash, as fluoride prevents cavities from forming.
Dr. Srinivasa treats children and adults in Secaucus, New Jersey.