Start brushing your child's teeth at the latest age of one. It has been proven that if teeth brushing begins at this age the child will suffer less from dental decay. This happens because this early tooth brushing habit can diminish the number of bacteria from the very first stages of their development, and maintain a low concentration throughout life.

Start brushing from first tooth = No caries for life|
Before bed
Last thing before bed time is brushing, not the bottle|
Age one
Brushing from age one = Best investment for your teeth|
Start brushing from first tooth = No caries for life|
Before bed
Last thing before bed time is brushing, not the bottle|
Age one
Brushing from age one = Best investment for your teeth|

Age 1-3: use a minimum amount of fluoridated toothpaste (lentil-sized) on a children's toothbrush. It does not matter if your child swallows a bit of toothpaste.

Age 3-6: when your child becomes 3 years old, use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. For more effective brushing do not make your child rinse his mouth, after brushing.

Age 6 and above: a normal amount of toothpaste should be used provided that he can spit it out at ease. The use of toothpaste is necessary due to the beneficial effect of the fluoride on the enamel of the teeth. Before the age of six encourage your child to avoid rinsing the toothpaste since the beneficial effect of the toothpaste is increased if the child does not rinse with water after brushing.

Please remember the following:

  • Bacteria must be removed twice a day (morning and night) as they begin to develop 12 hours after their removal.
  • Parents must brush their children's teeth until the age of 8 - 10 as children may not be able to do so correctly on their own.
  • Toothpaste must contain an adequate amount of fluoride according to the child's age. We will advice you on this topic during your child's first visit.
  • Too much toothpaste on the brush during the years 1-6 can cause damage on the permanent teeth due to increased swallowing of fluoride that it is in the toothpaste .If this happens then fluorosis can occur. Fluorosis is a disease of the enamel which occurs during the development of the permanent dentition and presents with white - brown spots on the enamel of the permanent teeth.
  • Electric toothbrushing is as good as a manual toothbrush when used properly.
  • A nylon bristle toothbrush with a small head and bend handle is very good for your child.
  • You need to change your brush frequently usually every 3-4 months due to accumulation of bacteria and damage of the bristles.Do not keep using toothbrushes like the one in the picture since they do more harm than good (abrasions of the gums, attrition of the teeth, compromised cleaning).
Age one
First visit to the dentist at the latest|
Brushing teeth
Brushing teeth from age one = A treasure for your child's teeth|
No more than 3 sugary snacks per day|
Dummy sucking
Better stop between 2-4 years old|
Thumb sucking
If your child is above 4 years old and is still thumb sucking, then we can help you|
Dental prevention starts from pregnancy|
First tooth
First baby tooth erupts between 6/10 months|
Juices and soft drinks
Frequent consumption of juices and soft drinks can destroy your teeth fast|
Dental decay is the most frequent childhood disease|
Fluoride treatment
Fluoride treatments in the dental office twice a year can decrease dental decay by 40%!|
Sealants can save the molar teeth from dental decay|
Fluoride causes no harm in the correct dose|
Mouth breathing
Chronic mouth breathing can cause serious orthodontic problems|
First exam
First orthodontic exam at age 6-7 years old|
Orthodontic treatment
Orthodontic treatment is for all ages|
Dental phobia can be managed professionally|
Special needs
Children with special needs can find help in our office|