I just found a source for several different variations of charts to keep track of children’s toothbrushing. These charts could be created on your own or modified to include flossing once a day as well. Children who are old enough to brush their teeth on their own usually do not spend enough time brushing. It might be helpful to use a watch timer or a sand hourglass timer found in one of your childrens’ games to help remind them how long they need to brush. Encourage your children to brush every surface of every tooth, including the outer, inner and biting surfaces. They will need to pay special attention to the biting surface of their back teeth (molars) as these are the most likely teeth to harbor harmful bacteria due to their pitted surface. Placing sealants on these teeth can help to prevent the development of cavities.