Caring For Your Child’s Teeth

  • Limit sugary snacks and beverages. High starch diets can behave similarly to sugary
    attacks.
  • Brush & Floss twice a day: after breakfast and before bed. Colorful flossers help here!
  • Go over your child’s brushing after them. It helps to ensure it’s done appropriately while
    allowing them to learn proper brushing.
  • Under 3 years age: grain of rice/smear amount of fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Over 3 years age: pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Sing a song or play music for duration. Here are some examples from the ADA:
    http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/kids-brushing-playlist
  • Regular 6 month visits to the dentist starting by age 1: able to learn best brushing
    technique methods and approaches, catch early signs of cavities and learn good eating
    habits. Professional strength topical fluoride may be applied, if needed.
  • Wear mouth guards for sports practices and games. It can save your teeth against injury.
    A custom fit one may be suggested for best fit, according to development.
  • A best time for an orthodontic evaluation is by approximately age 7 years.
  • Xylitol in sugar-free gum is helpful in reducing cavity risks.