What are some ways to help teach your child good oral hygiene?
To avert accumulation of bacteria or plaque that brings about tooth decay, the gums of infants should be cleaned with a damp cloth after feeding. When their first tooth of our toddler appears, assure that you employ a soft bristled toothbrush for babies and make him/her brush for two minutes a at least twice a day. Certain studies have shown fluoride paste is not good for health. Therefore, be sure to get a toothbrush that has a cushioned head and doesn’t hurt the gums. Place a pea sized amount of non- fluoride toothpaste to enhance oral hygiene. The child should be taken to a pediatrician periodically after every six months for thorough dental checkup.
Please call Power Ranch Dental at (480) 988- 2282 if you have any other questions about your infants hygiene care.