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Valley-Wide Health Systems Medical Clinics are open and seeing all patients. We also have telehealth appointments available for most healthcare needs. Please call 719-589-3658 to get started.

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What Brushing Techniques Can I Show My Child?

You may want to supervise your children until they get the hang of these simple steps:

  • Use a pea-sized dab of an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Take care that your child does not swallow the toothpaste.
  • Using a soft-bristled toothbrush, brush the inside surface of each tooth first, where plaque may accumulate most. Brush gently back and forth.
  • Clean the outer surfaces of each tooth. Angle the brush along the outer gumline. Gently brush back and forth.
  • Brush the chewing surface of each tooth. Gently brush back and forth.
  • Use the tip of the brush to clean behind each front tooth, both top and bottom.
  • It’s always fun to brush the tongue!

Check-ups should be done for children at least every 6 months. Some children will need to see a dentist every 3 months. Schedule your child’s regular check-ups by calling WIC Dental at (719) 587-1074 for an appointment.