Caring For Your Child’s Teeth

Posted: January 6, 2019
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  • 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.