• We’re here to educate,
    heal and brighten little smiles!

    Education about oral health is important for parents and children. This provides a foundation for a lifetime of understanding appropriate prevention and nutrition for good overall health. 

  • I would like to learn how
    to brush my child’s teeth

    How do I brush my baby’s teeth?

    It is important to start cleaning your baby’s mouth even before they have teeth. It helps the parent and their child get into the habit of keeping the mouth clean and prevents possible oral aversion.

    Lie your baby in a comfortable place; make sure you can see into your baby’s mouth and use a soft baby brush or wrap your finger in a clean, damp wash cloth; Gently brush or wipe your baby’s gums and teeth. You do not need to use fluoridated toothpaste until the first baby tooth starts to erupt.

    Bring your baby for a happy visit with Dr. Don He at Children’s Dental Health Centre to establish a Dental Home.

    How do I brush my toddler’s teeth?

    Parents and caregivers need to brush their child’s teeth twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste. A rice grain size amount of fluoride toothpaste is recommended from when they have their first tooth until they are 3 years old. For children ages 3 to 6 years old, it is recommended a pea size amount of fluoridated toothpaste be used to brush your child’s teeth.

    The position you help assist your child’s brushing is important. It is important to see all the teeth. Have your child lay down and approach the brushing from behind your child’s head. This positioning helps you visualize the teeth better, especially the upper teeth.

    Our prevention program will be reviewing oral hygiene instructions every visit.

    When should my child brush his or her teeth by themselves?

    Your child should be able to do a good job of brushing when they have reached their milestone to write, not simply print, his or her name. If your child has not reached this milestone yet, you must brush his or her teeth. Typically, parents or caregivers can begin to supervise brushing by school age and assist brushing when needed.

    Our prevention program will be reviewing this prevention information in detail with you and your child.

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