Besides regular visits to the dentist, thorough brushing is of course essential for healthy children’s teeth. It is crucial to teach young children about the importance of dental care and a healthy diet as early as possible. This prevents tooth decay from occurring in the first place. Dental care starts with the first tooth. The first primary teeth need to be brushed by parents with a soft toothbrush. For toddlers, a special children’s toothpaste with a lower fluoride content should be used.
Advice: When your child starts brushing the teeth for the first time, we strongly recommend that parents brush them again to make sure that all areas have been reached. Try to introduce your child to dental health in a playful way. Once you have established a routine, every tooth will be brushed in a loving way, right from the start.
In our practice, we recommend professional dental cleanings from the age of 6. In this treatment, the children’s teeth are stained, so it can see where the cleaning was not perfect yet. Afterwards, everything is thoroughly cleaned, polished and, if the child agrees, fluoridated. The children should bring their own toothbrushes, so we can teach them how to take perfect care of their teeth at home. We are also happy to advise you in our Berlin dental office on the ideal brushing technique and prophylaxis for children.