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Behaviours that are learnt from a young age tend to stick with children throughout their lives so it’s never too early to start teaching your child good oral hygiene. The Australian Dental Association recommend children require assistance until 7 or 8 years of age. The parent helps with brushing and flossing, to ensure the child removes all the plaque and to show the child how it should be done. Children will still need assistance until 10years of age by the parent checking after the child has finished brushing, to ensure all the plaque is removed and all tooth surfaces are clean.

How often should I change my toothbrush?

It’s recommended by the Australian Dental Association that consumers replace toothbrushes approximately every 3–4 months or sooner if the bristles become frayed with use. Celia | Dental Hygienist.