1.How long should I brush my teeth?
It is recommended that you brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed.
2.What age should I start brushing my infant’s teeth?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that you start brushing your infant’s teeth as soon as their first tooth comes in. This is because plaque builds up as soon as the tooth comes in.
3.What toothpaste is safe for my baby?
A rice grained amount of any fluoride toothpaste is safe for babies.
4.Should I brush my teeth as soon as I drink something acidic?
It is recommended that you wait to brush your teeth after consuming something acidic because the acids can weaken tooth enamel.
5.How much toothpaste do I need to use?
For adults and children over the age of 3, it is recommended that a pea sized amount of toothpaste is used. For children under the age of 3, a rice-grained amount of toothpaste is recommended.
6.Is a power toothbrush better than a regular toothbrush?
It is not necessary to use a power toothbrush, however if you have lots of buildup plaque, it may be better for you to use one. However, a regular toothbrush also gets the job done.
7.How often should I replace my toothbrush?
You should change your toothbrush every 3-4 months. The bristles of a toothbrush wear out over time, so by changing out toothbrushes you are making sure you give your teeth the best clean you can.
8.When should my child have their first dental checkup?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that the child has their first checkup around the age of 1 or around when the first tooth comes in. By the age of 2, they can usually have x-rays, fluoride, and a full exam.
9.How should I store my toothbrush?
After you brush your teeth, rinse your toothbrush and let it air-dry in an upright position.