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We are here to help your child maintain good oral hygiene!

Questions & answers

Oral hygiene

Why is good oral hygiene important?

Helping your child maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home is vital to keeping their smile healthy. Brushing and flossing regularly helps prevent cavities and gum disease. It also plays a role in helping your child grow and develop properly so that they can eat and speak normally and so that their permanent teeth can erupt without any complications.

What should I do to help my child maintain good oral hygiene?

You can help your child maintain good oral hygiene by:

  • Helping them brush at least twice a day (you may need to brush for them until they are about 7)
  • Helping your child floss daily
  • Bringing your child to the dentist for their regular appointments
  • Asking our dentists about preventive care
  • Helping your child maintain a healthy diet
  • Making sure your child wears an athletic mouth guard during sports

What do I do about finger and thumb sucking?

Thumb and finger sucking is normal for babies and small children. Most children will grow out of this habit on their own by about age 4. If sucking habits continue, we recommend that you speak with our dentists. We will be able to monitor your child’s habit and provide solutions to help them break this habit before it can cause damage.

Oral hygiene

Helping your child’s health

Our dentists and team are here to help your child learn good oral habits, including the best ways to brush and floss. During your child’s regular appointments, we will work with them and with you so that you know how to care for your child’s teeth and mouth at home. Contact us today to make an appointment and learn more about the benefits of good oral hygiene!

Tips for oral care

We recommend that you:

  • Have your child brush their teeth at least twice a day. You will need to brush your child’s teeth for them until they are about 7. Make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head.
  • Help your child floss daily to remove plaque and debris between the teeth and below the gumline.
  • Children should visit the dentist for the first time within six months of their first tooth erupting. Afterwards, they should visit the dentist every six months to receive preventive care. Make sure to bring your child to these appointments.
  • Ask our dentists about preventive treatments such as fluoride and dental sealants.
  • Help your child maintain a balanced, nutritious diet. Avoid constant snacking and limit their access to sugary and acidic foods that could damage their teeth.
  • If your child plays sports, have them wear a mouth guard to protect their teeth, gums and other oral structures.
  • Remember that finger or pacifier sucking is normal and that most children will break this habit on their own by age 4. However, should the habit continue, please speak with our dentists so we can help you find an appropriate solution.

Please feel free to call us at any time if you have question or would like to schedule an appointment with our dentists and team.

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We believe that everyone deserves to receive quality dental care tailored to their individual needs. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment and receive personalized, comprehensive care!