Teeth brushing time with your kids can be stressful, confusing, and just overwhelming. You may be wondering how to make the process easier and whether or not you’re doing it the “right” way.
To help make this process easier for you, we’ve answered some of the tough teeth-brushing questions as well as provided helpful tips for making the teeth brushing experience a happy and fun one!
How Many Times a Day Should My Child Brush Their Teeth?
Dentists recommend that children brush their teeth at least twice a day. The most convenient way to stay on track is to have your child brush their teeth right when they wake up and right before bedtime. By starting brushing at a young age, you can make brushing time a habit.
How Long Should My Child Brush Their Teeth For?
Two minutes is the recommended time to brush your teeth for children and adults. For young kids, it may be hard to get them to actively brush for that long. But by aiming for two minutes, you can ensure that your child effectively brushes their teeth.
Should My Child Rinse After Brushing Their Teeth?
It is actually best if your child doesn’t rinse after brushing their teeth. The fluoride in toothpaste can help protect their teeth long after they finish brushing. However, make sure they don’t swallow too much toothpaste in the process.
How Many Teeth Should My Child Have?
According to the American Dental Association, babies typically have 20 primary teeth which start to come in at around 6 months. The 20 primary teeth tend to all grow in by age 3, but not every child is the same. This is just the average timeline and number of teeth.
When Will My Child Start to Lose Their Teeth?
Throughout childhood, the primary teeth will fall out and adult teeth will start to come in. The rate that the baby teeth fall out is different for each child, but it’s typically between the ages of about 6 and 7 years old. The average person ends up with 32 permanent teeth – 16 in the upper jaw and 16 in the lower jaw.
Creating Good Teeth Brushing Habits
We all know how frustrating it can be to get your children to brush their teeth. Nobody wants to deal with crying and screaming just to get this process done. Especially with young children, getting them to brush their teeth twice a day can be quite the battle.
Creating good habits around teeth brushing can be life changing. By forming these habits at a young age, your kids will have great dental hygiene for the rest of their lives. Once you start and make the teeth brushing process a habit, there is no going back.
Make Brushing Time an Adventure
By simply making teeth brushing time fun for your kids, the entire process will be so much easier. How nice would it be for your kids to get excited to brush their teeth as opposed to fighting you on it?
At Toothbrush Toys, we make brushing time an adventure! Our unique characters are designed to entice your children to brush their teeth, along with our storybooks and two minute animations to keep them engaged. We offer a variety of toothbrush characters curated to fit the teeth brushing needs of your children.
Our soft bristles are recommended by dentists to effectively and safely clean your kids’ teeth, while our thick brush handles make the teeth brushing process comfortable and easy.