What to Expect at Ages 2-5 Years
  • Begin teaching preschoolers to brush by gripping the
    brush for the child and guide it around the mouth.

  • Parents should brush child’s teeth at least twice a day, after
    breakfast and before bed.

  • Continue to help the child brush until at least 6 years of age.

  • Use a child-sized brush that is easy to grip.

  • Increase toothpaste amount to pea-size as the child learns to spit after brushing.

  • Floss between all teeth that are touching at least once daily.



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