Children's Dental Care


How to brush your kids teeth

Children need help and supervision to brush from the first tooth until the age of 10-12. A small child does not have the manual skills to brush properly and is not able to understand the consequences of not brushing correctly.

Six tips for brushing children's teeth
  1. Brush twice a day. Brush once in the morning and once at night before bedtime.
  2. Use a small and soft brush. The toothbrush should have a small brush head and gentle filaments.
  3. Apply a little toothpaste. Use the size of the child’s little finger nail.
  4. Create a habit. Brush the inside, outside and biting surfaces in the same order to make sure no side is forgotten.
  5. Remember the gum line. Place the filaments at a 45º angle towards teeth and gum line.
  6. Be gentle. Brush with a slight pressure using small movements.
How to brush your baby’s teeth

It is time to start brushing your children´s teeth as soon as the first tooth emerges. A fixed routine, in the morning and before bedtime, makes toothbrushing a natural part of your child's day. It’s often convenient to brush with your child lying down, head nearest to you, for example, on the changing table. Closeness and eye contact make the child feel secure. While brushing, gently lift the child’s lip with your finger to see and reach better. With TePe Mini™ it’s easy to start brushing from the very first tooth. It’s recommended for children from 0 to 3 – 4 years of age.

How to brush your kids’ teeth – pre-school children

Let the child sit in your lap, leaning the head on your arm. Brush with short movements and be sure that the toothbrush reaches the gum line. Always brush in the same order, for example, the inside, the outside and then the chewing surfaces of the teeth. To reach all surfaces it helps to lift the child’s lip gently with your finger. After 3-4 years of age, you could start using a toothbrush with a slightly bigger brush head, like TePe Select Compact™. This brush is also available with cute prints – ask for TePe Kids™.

How to brush your kids’ teeth – school children

Supervise and help your child to brush until the age of 10 -12. Brush with short movements and be sure that the toothbrush reaches the gum line. Always brush in the same order, for example, the inside, the outside and then the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Give some extra attention to the new molars which emerge behind the last milk teeth. Their chewing surfaces are irregular and extra sensitive to cavities. Use a special brush, for example, TePe Compact Tuft™, as a complement to the regular toothbrush. TePe Select Compact™ is a popular choice.

When it’s time to brush yourself…

At 10-12 years of age, it’s time for your child to use the brush him/herself, but it is, of course, possible to start practicing earlier. In the beginning, your child may have to brush under your supervision. From the age of 12, TePe Select™ is a good choice of toothbrush. It’s also available with illustrations – ask for TePe Graphic™.
How to brush your teeth

Toothbrushes for babies, toddlers and kids

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TePe Kids™ - Compact Size Brush Head

TePe Kids™ is part of the TePe Select line. Compact brush head and smaller handle with print. Sui...

TePe Kids™ is part of the TePe Select line. Compact brush head and smaller handle with print. Suitable for children from the age of 3 years.   TePe Kids - The perfect first toothbrush for kids Start a tooth brushing habit the right way with TePe Kids to encourage healthy habits for life. With a compact brush head and short handle, brushing is simple and develops healthy, clean smiles.  Keep your kids engaged with fun designs along the handle!   Our toothbrush color selections may vary dependi...

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TePe Mini™

TePe Mini™ is part of the TePe Select line. Mini brush head and small handle. Suitable from the f...

TePe Mini™ is part of the TePe Select line. Mini brush head and small handle. Suitable from the first tooth until 3 years of age. The TePe Mini™ X-soft toothbrush is developed for use from the first tooth to the age of 3 years. The tapered mini brush head has extra soft bristles for a gentle cleaning. The handle provides a stable grip for the adult brushing the child’s teeth but fits just as well in the small hand. *The TePe Mini™ Soft is only available in solid colors, graphic not available....

$ 2.74