KEEPING YOUR CHILDS MOUTH HEALTHY
By contactus@laserdentistmichigan.com
November 08, 2012
Category: Dental Health
Tags: Childs Health  

Has your child been to the dentist yet?

  • The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first dental visit takes place when the first tooth appears or by his or her first birthday.
  • Clean your baby’s gums with plain water and a small, soft-bristled toothbrush designed for infants.
  • Start using a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste on your child’s brush at age 2 to 3. 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.
  • Children should not fall asleep with a bottle. Juice and other high sugar beverages should be given in a cup, never from a bottle.
  • Let children brush under your supervision and assistance until they can brush by themselves—generally around age 7.
  • 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.

 

WATCH THIS video and learn that taking care of your childrens health is key to their long term general health.

http://www.deltadentalmi.com/Wellness/Oral-Health-Resources/Oral-Health-Topics/Keeping-Your-Child-s-Mouth-Healthy.aspx 

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