What You Need to Care for Your Child’s Teeth at Home
Teaching your kids good dental habits early on in life is the best way to help them adopt proper oral hygiene as a part of their daily routine. Good oral hygiene means helping them clean their teeth thoroughly with the proper tools. Here are some of the most essential tools for optimum oral health.
A healthy smile requires work, and part of this is helping your child to brush and remove all the plaque that accumulates on the teeth, causing tooth decay. Toothbrushes are designed to address the various needs of children at all ages so ensure you choose a brush that easily fits into their little mouths with soft bristles and a well-sized handle.
Kids are encouraged to floss once a day to prevent food particles and plaque from settling between their teeth. Choose dental floss tools like flat dental tape or floss picks to make the activity easy.
Use a child-friendly toothpaste with the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval.
Water contributes significantly to a healthy mouth. It washes away all the food debris and maintains a healthy Ph level. Even before your child’s first tooth appears, you’ll want to keep their gums clean by wiping them gently with a clean, soft gauze or damp washcloth.
Our team of pediatric dentists at Highland Pediatric Dental is ready to give you recommendations to keep your child’s teeth healthy for years. Schedule your child’s next appointment by calling us at 910-485-8749.
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