5) How often should my children brush their teeth?

Ideally, teeth should be brushed after every meal, but this is not always possible. The AAPD recommends that children under the age of eight years of age be assisted with brushing, since at this age, they have not yet developed the motor skills adequately to brush their own teeth. It is suggested that the child be allowed to brush themselves following breakfast and have a parent brush or supervise brushing before bedtime.

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