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Are you looking for information about teaching your child to brush their teeth? If so, you have come to the right place! Here at Pediatric Dentistry South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we are happy to help you with your child’s oral health care. That is why, we have provided some basic information to help you, help your child’s oral health.

It is always vital to begin teaching your children about their oral care at a young age. This is because if they learn good habits at a young age, this will help them with positive oral health throughout their entire life. Dr. Richard Ruffalo cares about your child’s smile and oral health, which is why he is thrilled to provide you these tips to begin your child’s oral health education.

In most cases, because young kids do not know how to brush their teeth properly, remember to always provide assistance. It is important to choose a soft-bristled toothbrush and angle it towards the gums and teeth. Teach your child to guide it gently and slowly back and forth along the teeth and gums. Also, don’t forget to brush the little one’s tongue, so you can remove any other bacteria on the surface.

Regular trips to the dentist should start as early as six months after the first tooth arrives, or after the child’s first birthday. The earlier they are introduced and familiar with the dentist and oral health habits, the healthier their oral health can be long-term throughout their lifetime. If you feel it’s about time to bring your child in, please call us today at 412-257-1150 to set up an appointment. Our friendly and caring staff is happy to help your child’s beautiful smile.