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  • Once your child is 6 years old start using a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste
  • Make sure your child is not eating or swallowing toothpaste
  • Encourage them to spit the toothpaste out after brushing and not to rinse the mouth
  • Brush twice a day, morning and night, for two minutes and brushing last thing at night time before bed is very important
  • Hold the brush at 45 - degree angle to the gum line and brush gently by moving the brush back and forth in short, tooth-wide strokes
  • Make sure the child is brushing the outer, inner and chewing surfaces of all the teeth in upper and lower jaws
  • Check your child's brush regularly and replace it every three months or soon after the bristles start to wear out
Tooth bruhsing