Family and Cosmetic Dentist - Livonia
31574 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150
Most of us don't think too much about brushing - it's just something that we do automatically. When it comes time to teach our kids how to brush though, it's worth taking a refresher course by sitting in on his or her dental visit while we show them, step-by-step, what the proper procedure is.
The first thing to do is to ensure that your child has the proper toothbrush - one with soft, rounded bristles. Whether they prefer a manual toothbrush or electric toothbrush, the selection of toothbrushes these days can be overwhelming, so don't be afraid to ask us for suggestions on the one that would be best for your child. In fact, the choice of a toothbrush, especially a toothbrush with a bright pattern or picture of a popular cartoon character, can encourage the child to brush just for the novelty of the toothbrush design.
When you're comfortable with your child's choice of toothbrush, you'll want to review these simple brushing guidelines:
Regular, thorough brushing is a simple, yet effective way to remove the bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease. Take care of your child's teeth, and they'll reward you with a lifetime of healthy smiles