Did You Know?
Baby teeth play an crucial role in helping your child eat well and grow strong. They also help them learn to speak clearly. Your child's baby teeth will be with them for 6-12 years, therefore, taking good care of them is important.
"When Should My Child First See a Dentist?"
First tooth, first birthday! Your child should see a dentist when he or she gets their first tooth or by their first birthday.
Tips For a Healthy Smile
- Good nutrition - choose "tooth-healthy" snacks (such as cheese, fruits and vegetables) and avoid sticky, sugary snacks or sipping on sweet liquids throughout the day.
- Good dental practices - this includes daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist.
- Fluoride - if your child doesn't get enough fluoride, they are at an increased risk for tooth decay. Make brushing with fluoride toothpaste part of your child's daily routine. Also, talk to their dentist or doctor about whether they should be taking a fluoride supplement.
Implementing good oral health routines with your children early on will help them learn how to care for their teeth and it will help them to maintain a healthy smile as they grow and develop!
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