Good Dental Habits Should Start Early
By Roger B. Parkes, DMD on September 16, 2015
As adults, we all know dental health is important to our overall health, but what about our children's oral health?
Oral health is also very important in children and starting healthy habits at an early age can make all the difference!
Children’s teeth need to be brushed once they arrive. As soon as a child’s teeth come in, they should be care for and brushed. Most parents are unaware of this and over 60% do not start this early. Flossing should also be started once teeth arrive and are touching each other.
Poor dental habits can contribute to cavities and other tooth decay as children age. To help build proper dental routines, children should visit their dentist about 3 years of age or, earlier, if parents suspect there is a reason for concern.
If you have questions about how much toothpaste to use or what types of toothbrushes are safe, please contact us and we can help you find the answers!
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