Establishing good oral hygiene habits from an early age is the first step towards healthy teeth throughout life. Children need to be helped and supervised when brushing, from the first teeth at the age of 10 or 12 years. A small child does not have the dexterity needed to brush properly the teeth and can not see the consequences of inadequate brushing.
- Proximity and visual contact reinforce the sense of security in children.
- While brushing, hold the child’s lip and cheek with your finger for better visibility and accessibility.
Brushes for babies
With TePe Mini ™ it is easy to start brushing as soon as the first tooth appears. This model is recommended for children from 0 to 3 years.
- A little older child will be able to sit on your lap by tilting your head against your arm.
- Brush in small movements making sure that the filaments reach the gingival line.
- Always brush in the same direction, for example the inside, the outside then the chewing surface, to be sure to not forget any tooth surface.
- To reach all surfaces, you can hold the child’s cheek and lip with your finger.
Brushes before school age
After 3 or 4 years, you can change your toothbrush and adopt a slightly bigger head brush such as the TePe Select Compact ™ . This brush is also available with beautiful designs. Ask for TePe Kids ™ .
Children of school age
- Monitor and help your child brush their teeth until he is 10 or 12 years old. Brush in small movements making sure that the filaments reach the gingival line.
- Always brush in the same direction, for example the inside, the outside then the chewing surface, to be sure to not forget any surface.
- Pay particular attention to the level of the new molars emerging behind the last milk teeth. Their mastication surface is irregular and particularly sensitive to caries.
Brushes for school age children
Use a special brush, such as TePe Compact Tuft ™ , in addition to a conventional brush such as TePe Select Compact ™ .
Six tips for brushing teeth
- Brush twice a day
Brush in the morning and evening before bedtime.
- Use a small soft brush
The toothbrush should have a small head and soft bristles.
- Apply a little toothpaste
Use the value of the child’s finger nail.
- Create a routine
Brush the inside, outside and chewing area in the same order to be sure to not forget any face.
- Do not forget the gingival line
Place the toothbrush along the gum at a 45 ° angle.
Brush with light pressure and small movements.
Brushing your teeth should be fun
It happens to all children to refuse to brush their teeth. Here are some tips for making this session happen without worry.
- Leave a toy to your baby to distract him.
- Use a song or story to create a positive atmosphere around the brushing session.
- Change the frame and brush it in the bed or on the sofa.