If a child repeatedly has difficulty manipulating the toothbrush, it is ok to occasionally brush teeth for them. To do this, stand behind the child and ask the child to notice how the brush feels in his/her mouth, and then ask them to try it. Do not make a habit of brushing a child’s teeth or doing it just because a child asks you to. This process is strictly for instruction.
Review the checklist to ensure all children have brushed.
*Additional protocol for toothbrush storage and replacement will follow Policy and Procedures for Dental Hygiene.