How Should Mothers Brush Their Children’s Teeth

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Establishing good oral care habits in your children is essential in promoting excellent oral health later in life. It can happen more often than not that children that are resistant to oral care and routine brushing because it is not something they are used to. Brushing your children’s teeth and showing them how to do so is crucial to their development and well being. For this reason, we established the following tips:

  • Children’s teeth should be brushed as soon as they emerge. Starting them early can also get them used to a oral care routine.
  • For the first teeth, a washcloth can be used to wipe down the teeth while the other ones emerge and while your child grows into being able to use a toothbrush.
  • Once your child is of age, usually around 1 year or 18 months depending on when their teeth erupted, choose a soft-bristled, child-sized toothbrush for comfort.
  • Brush your child’s teeth twice a day, focusing on the back teeth.
  • Floss your child’s teeth as soon as two teeth emerge side by side.
  • Take your child to the first dental visit on or around their first birthday.


We are excited to take this journey with you as a future mother. As your dentist, we are ready to tend to you and your child’s every need.


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Dr. Carlos C. Garcia, DDS

Dr. Carlos C. Garcia is a leading dentist in Glendale CA. Having first earned a DDS from Brazil’s prestigious State University of Rio de Janeiro in 1997, he received his license to practice there. Dr. Garcia then attended the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry where he earned a dual DDS degree. Not only did he graduate with honors at both institutions but has also served as a teaching assistant! Today, with over twenty-three years of experience as a general and cosmetic dentist, he prides in providing quality dental care experiences to his Glendale patients through Bright Smiles Dental Studio. His specialty lies in dental implants, complex smile makeovers, and full mouth restorations using modern and innovative technologies and techniques. Dr. Garcia has been nominated for membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Science Program for Excellence in Science.

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