As a member of the AAO, I want to help make sure my patients and their teammates are properly protected from sports-related injuries to teeth, mouth and face. Simple and...
Infants, Children and Parents should follow proper oral hygiene measures.
Infants( 0 – 1 yr old): Plaque removal activity or brushing should start with the eruption of the first primary tooth. Moistened gauze or wash cloth should be used to gently massage the gums and clean the teeth.
Toddlers( 1-3 yrs old): Tooth brush should be introduced. Non-Fluoridated toothpastes are advised since the child may ingest the tooth paste. Parents should assist in brushing for the child.
Preschoolers( 3-6 yrs old) : Fluoride toothpaste is introduced. Children should brush under parental care.
School aged( 6-12 yrs old): Proper brushing technique should be emphasized. Regular brushing should be encouraged.