Toothbrushing tips

Pea sized amount of toothpaste
  • Children should be assisted to brush their teeth as soon as they erupt.
  • Brush teeth at least twice a day for at least two minutes with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Replace the toothbrush every three months or when the bristles start to splay out.
  • Rinse the toothbrush thoroughly after every use and store upright in a clean dry place.
  • Children should be encouraged to spit out excess toothpaste and not rinse with water after brushing. This helps the fluoride toothpaste work harder to strengthen the teeth.
  • Children who are unable to brush their teeth unaided should be assisted to do so, until about seven years of age.