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Dental Services / Oral Health
- Oral Hygiene for Children

  • Teeth should be brushed 2 times daily for approximately 2 minutes each time, brush in the morning and especially before bedtime.

  • Always use a soft bristled toothbrush.

  • Encourage children to brush their own teeth, but parents should assist with and supervise brushing until a child is 7 or 8 years of age, as children often lack the manual dexterity required to do a thorough job.

  • Click here for guidance on use of toothpaste with fluoride.

  • Please supervise your child to ensure proper brushing and safety.

  • A child's teeth should be flossed once daily as soon as the sides of them touch.


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