Children’s Oral Health

By February 4, 2016 December 28th, 2018 Blog, Pedodontic Services

Taking care of your children’s oral health.

Your children’s oral health is important to us as it should be to you. 7 Day Dental prides itself as one of the best pediatric dentist in Orange County.

 

Here are some tips:

  • Children’s oral health care tips from 7 Day DentalClean your baby’s gums by lightly massaging his or her gums with a damp washcloth.
  • Children should not fall asleep with a bottle. Juice and other sweet beverages should be given in a cup, never from a bottle.
  • When first teeth appear, lightly brush with a soft child-sized toothbrush with a rice-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Start using a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste on your child’s brush when children reach toddler/preschool age. Children should spit out and not swallow excess toothpaste.
  • Baby teeth are important. Not only do they help children learn to speak and chew naturally, they hold the place for permanent teeth until they are ready to erupt.
  • Flossing should begin once teeth grow in next to each other. Floss your kids’ teeth.
  • Let children brush under your supervision and assistance until they can brush by themselves—generally around age 7.
  • School-aged children should brush at least twice a day for at least two minutes at a time, continue flossing before bedtime.
  • Encourage children to chew sugarless gum and stay away from sticky candy.
  • If your child plays sports, make sure he or she always wears a mouth guard.
  • As parents you can become a big part of your Children’s oral health by following all or most of these tips.

 

To read about a child’s first dental visit: Childs First Dental Visit

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