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Would you be surprised to hear that kids are as vulnerable to gum disease as adults? Would you be surprised to hear children are getting cavities more and more frequently? For instance, you’ve probably heard that brushing your little one’s teeth is extremely important if you’d like to avoid cavities, but did you know that the toothbrush and the toothpaste you pick can have an impact on your little one’s oral health?  

For instance, have you heard that you should give your little one a toothbrush that fits well in your child’s mouth? Sadly, if the brush you choose doesn’t fit well, you might struggle to keep your child’s teeth as clean as you should. Furthermore, if your kid’s toothbrush doesn’t fit well, it may be more difficult to convince your child to brush.

Naturally, there are other factors you should consider. For instance, it’s important to find a brush with soft, rounded bristles. If you choose a brush with hard bristles, you could hurt your child’s teeth. Similarly, please note that your child might want to be involved in nightly brushing when they’re around two years old. Unfortunately, they won’t be able to brush their teeth hard enough until they’re about five years old.    

Finally, please remember that you should buy your child toothpaste that doesn’t have fluoride in it until they can spit the toothpaste out. Also, children don’t actually need a toothpaste that’s made to prevent gingivitis or to brighten their smile. In reality, all they need is a toothpaste they enjoy.

If you’d like to learn more about picking the right toothbrush or toothpaste in San Antonio, Texas, please feel free to give Dentistry for Children a call at 210-432-1510. Our dentist, Dr. William D. Steinhauer, and our team will be happy to answer any concerns you have. We’re excited to receive your call.