Since your kids were little, you probably have emphasized the importance of brushing their teeth. Whether you set up a rewards system or a timer to encourage good brushing habits, toothbrush and toothpaste have an important place in your house. However, brushing alone is not enough; you must encourage your kids to use the proper technique.

The Problems

If you don’t follow a recipe, the food does not come out right. The same is true with teeth. If your kids are constantly brushing them the wrong way, they are not getting all of the benefits associated with brushing. They might miss build-up that can lead to disease, decay and infection. Also, some kids might brush their teeth too aggressively, causing damage to their mouths.

Speak to the Orthodontist

Trying to follow online videos might give you some hints as to what your kids are doing wrong when they brush their teeth; however, the best way to learn the proper methods is to ask the orthodontist. If you have awhile before your kids visit again, call to find out if you can schedule a short appointment to address this issue. The sooner your kids start to brush properly, the more proactive they can be in their quest for optimal dental health.

Brushing and Braces

When your kids have braces, whether traditional ones or Invisalign, they need to know how to brush without irritating the structures. Also, they have to learn how to clean their teeth despite the fact that they have gear on them. Speaking with the orthodontist about proper methods for brushing with braces or Invisalign is imperative for kids who have these types of gear.

Help Others Smile

Dr. Samuel G. Papandreas is an excellent orthodontist in North Royalton and Brunswick, who provides a variety of specialized orthodontic treatments such as:

• Surgical orthodontics
Dentofacial orthodontics
Two-phase treatment
• Palatal expanders
• Braces

You can visit Papandreas Orthodontics to learn about the best type of orthodontic treatment for you and your children to improve your smile correct your dental bite.

Papandreas Orthodontics
3511 Center Road, Suite B
Brunswick, OH 44212
tel: 330-558-9092


14200 Ridge Rd
North Royalton, OH 44133
tel: 440-582-8585

Tooth brushing Mistake No.5: “Not Brushing Correctly”