Dental Care For Teens and Adults in McKinney, TX
By age 12, your child will likely have no more baby (primary) teeth. We will evaluate your child to see if
comprehensive orthodontics is necessary. Orthodontics can improve problems such as crowding, spacing,
overbite, underbite, and deep bite.
- Use a pea-sized amount of a fluoride toothpaste.
- Use a toothbrush with soft bristles, brush inside surfaces of all teeth first, where plaque accumulates most.
- Angle bristles toward the gumline at a 45 degree angle. Brush gently back and forth in small circles.
- Clean all outside surfaces of teeth. Angle bristles toward the gumline. Brush gently back and forth in small
- Place brush so bristles are on the chewing surface of the teeth. Brush gently back and forth in small circles.
Lightly brush the tongue and inside the cheeks to remove bacteria
and freshen breath.
- Rinse with water and begin flossing. You may want to use a fluoride
mouthwash for additional benefits.
- Proper brushing takes at least TWO minutes! You may use a kitchen
timer or a small sand timer to make sure your child brushes for the
proper amount of time!
- Make sure to brush at least twice daily!
- Starting with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or
two of floss to work with.
- Holding the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your
- Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gumline. Never snap or
force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue.
- Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth.
- You can also use pre-strung flossers instead of traditional floss!
- Continue to see your dentist every 6 months for routine check-ups and cleanings.
You can contact Showtime Smiles’ McKinney, TX office here
or call us at 972-547-4443 to schedule an appointment today!