Good Dental Health and a Lifetime of Good Oral Health for Your Child Is Easy as 1, 2, 3…
- Children should be seen by a dentist at least by age 3 for checkup and to learn about good dental care and habits.
- Develop good home care, prevention, and dietary habits.
Regular dental checkups/cleanings every six months for a lifetime will keep dental problems minimal and assure good oral health.
Children need to brush at least twice a day and preferably after any meals/snacks. Teeth should be flossed each night before bedtime. Young children need help in brushing and flossing to make certain all food, debris, and plaque is thoroughly removed from the teeth. Constantly sipping on acid drinks (soft drinks, juices, sports drinks, etc.) and snacking on sticky sweet foods can damage teeth very quickly. Limit exposure to these items. Babies should never be put to bed with a bottle of any kind. Learn about good snacks and nutrition for your child.
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