Tools of the Trade
Learn how two two trusty tools help keep kids' teeth healthy.
It takes two tools to keep kids smiles healthy for a lifetime: a toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Look for children’s toothbrushes that have small heads and soft bristles. Get children involved by letting them choose the color or pattern.
- Keep germs away by rinsing toothbrushes after brushing. Stand them up so they can air dry.
- Change children’s toothbrushes about every three months. If the bristles are no longer straight and firm, or if children have been sick, change the toothbrush right away.
- Help children learn to use the right amount of toothpaste by putting it on their toothbrushes. Children under age two need just a smear. Children ages two to five need a pea-size amount of toothpaste.
Connecting & Communicating
Communication and connection with families is key to building a strong, effective healthy team.
Visiting the Doctor: Helping Kids Grow Up Strong & Healthy
Preparation and communication help you get the best care for your child at every medical visit.
Communicating at Doctor’s Visits
Good communication leads to good care for your child.
Elmo and Abby’s Check-up Play Date
Pretend play can help children “rehearse” situations that may frighten them.
Regular check-ups can be a fun and informative experience for the whole healthy team, kids included!
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