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Here are a few myths about kids and their teeth.

If they are old enough for kindergarten, they can do their own brushing?

True or False?

False!

Reality:  Younger children generally do not have the ability to clean their teeth well.  By 8 or 9 years of age, children will usually develop sufficient dexterity to brush their own teeth.  However most will continue to need reminders, as well as supervision of their brushing and flossing, for a few years to come.