Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits for Children

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As new teeth surface, examine them every two weeks for lines and discolouration due to decay. Remember that sweet foods and liquids can attack a new tooth, so ensure that your child brushes their teeth after feeding or eating. We recommend brushing four times each day for optimal oral hygiene : after breakfast, after lunch, after dinner, and at bedtime. Brushing can be fun, and your child should brush when the first tooth arrives. When an infant’s tooth surfaces , parents should brush the tooth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. We suggest reviewing proper tooth brushing procedures with your child.

Flossing is also part of good oral hygiene habits, and your doctor will tell you when the best time to start flossing is. If you notice signs of decay, contact your dentist immediately.


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