(HealthDayNews) – Your child’s most important tool for preventing tooth decay and cavities is his or her toothbrush, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia reminds us.
- Here are some pointers for toothbrush selection and care:
- When shopping for a toothbrush, select about three appropriate styles and then let your child choose the one he or she likes most.
- Make sure your child cleans his toothbrush thoroughly after each use, and stores it in a dry place.
- Change your child’s toothbrush every three months, or sooner if the bristles become bent or stiff.
- If your child gets sick, replace the toothbrush after he’s recovered.
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