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5 Tooth Brushing Tips from Toddlers to Tweens #PGMom

Since our daughter Kate suffered from GERD for many years, tooth care was always on our mind. We did not want the acid from her being sick so much to affect the health of her teeth.

We decided that oral care was very important for us and I’m happy to say that our daughters Kate (7) and Jane (4) have not had any cavities.


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5 Tooth Brushing Tips


  1. Introduce healthy foods to your child from a young age. -Selecting healthy foods like fruits and vegetables and avoiding sugary foods are the best medicine for your child’s teeth. When your child does consume sugar (such as fruit juices or sweets), avoid doing so between meals when the mouth’s natural saliva production is low.
  2. Model good oral heath for your children. – Children learn from seeing what others do. It’s important for kids to see adults taking care of their teeth and not just being told to brush their teeth.
  3. Have a stool by the sink so the child can be at a comfortable height when learning to brush on their own. – Creating and inviting and comfortable environment for children to brush their teeth will help them learn the independence of oral health care from a young age.
  4. Get a toothbrush your child will love. At the age of 3 all the way to tween, the Oral-B Pro-Health For Me Vitality Electric Toothbrush is a fun option. It is an electric toothbrush with a 2 minute timer and rechargeable battery – and looks pretty cool too.
  5. Have your child go with you to the store to pick out their own toothpaste and floss. Giving them a choice helps them become independent and take responsibility for their oral care.

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Help teach your kids about the importance of oral health early. Check out tips and articles on to help you learn about dental care from babies to kids, and adults too. Having trouble? Why not make a game of it and download the Yuck Mouth game for Android and Apple devices.

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Do your children have good oral health habits? Do you find it easy or difficult to model good oral health habits for your children?


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Stephanie McGuire

Monday 4th of January 2021

Once kids get the brushing and flossing down pat,their oral health will surely be in tip-top shape, especially if they visit the dentist regularly.

Dawn-Addicted to Recipes

Sunday 31st of March 2013

Our toddler loves to brush his teeth, our older son is pretty good with it. Occasional meltdowns, but that is to be expected! I think that I model good oral health practices, and try to ensure that our kids see me brushing, etc. Thank you! - Dawn

Carrie Butler

Sunday 31st of March 2013

my kids need better oral dental habit. Mostly because I don't oversee them as well as I should. I try to tell them two and two!

Colleen D

Saturday 30th of March 2013

My children have decent oral cleaning habits. I try to be a good role model for them and encourage them to brush their teeth.


Saturday 30th of March 2013

They are trained well as seen in their good brushing habits!