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Fifty years of expertise has taught us that kids’ oral care needs change as they grow. So we’ve designed each and every Stages®    toothbrush to meet the specific needs that your child’s age and development demands.
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Brushing & Flossing
Because good dental care should grow with them.
How to Brush
How to Floss
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  • For children age two and up, a pea-size amount of flouride toothpaste is recommended.
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  • Clean chewing surfaces by using short, back-and-forth strokes. Brush two or three teeth at a time.
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  • Clean outer tooth surfaces by lacing the toothbrush at a 45° angle toward the gum line. Use gentle, short strokes, moving the brush back and forth against the teeth and gums.
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  • Clean the inner tooth surfaces by holding the brush vertically and using gentle up-and-down strokes with the tip of the brush.
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  • Remember, an Oral-B® Pro-Health Stages® Toothbrush should be replaced every three months, or sooner if bristles are worn.
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  • You should begin using floss on your child as soon as two teeth touch.
  • To floss your child's teeth, wrap the ends of a section of floss around the middle fingers. We recommend a length of floss between 18" and 24".
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  • Hold the floss between the thumb and forefinger, leaving about 1" of floss between hands.
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  • Hold the floss between the thumb and forefinger, leaving about 1" of floss between hands.
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  • Gently glide the floss up and down several times between each tooth, including the back teeth.
  • When your child is ready for Stages 3, he or she can use flossers to clean between teeth on their own.