It takes 2-3 minutes to properly brush your teeth but most people only spend 30 seconds or less!

Make sure you teach your kids how to properly brush and look after their teeth. Good habits start from a young age and kids need a lot of encouragement and motivation.  The Medland Kids Club was started to help make looking after their teeth fun. Sign up to receive some great goodies, motivational brushing charts and receive tips on how to keep your child's teeth healthy and establish great habits at a young age!

Teaching your child to clean their teeth

Here's a quick refresher in 5 simple steps to help teach your child to properly clean their teeth:

How to Brush

  1. Start with a pea-sized blob of toothpaste (you don’t need much) on a soft toothbrush
  2. Gently brush the inner surface of your teeth back and forth using short circular motions. Then move to the outer surface and then the chewing surface on top. Pay particular attention to where the tooth meets the gum as this is where plaque builds up.
  3. Use the tip of your brush to clean behind the front teeth – both top and bottom.
  4. Remember don’t be too rough. It takes very little pressure to remove bacteria and food and too much pressure can harm the gums.
  5. Replace your toothbrush every 2-3 months. If you leave it too long, the brush will not clean your teeth properly.

How to Brush