Before your child has teeth clean their gums with a damp towel or cloth. Once their teeth surface, they should brush their teeth twice a day and floss once. The moment teeth emerge, they can develop tooth decay.
Depending on their age, you should help them brush their teeth with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste. Children can begin using a tiny bit more toothpaste around three years old. At this age children should also be urged to brush their teeth on their own, without your help. You should continue to supervise them to make sure they are spitting out all the toothpaste and not swallowing it. They can begin flossing once they have two or more teeth touching.
Although many individuals are not aware of it, children can develop oral issues at a very young age. Your children’s baby teeth can potentially determine the health of their adult teeth.
We recommend bringing your child into our Longmont, CO office as soon as you can. The earlier we can instill good oral habits, the better. Some common oral issues among children include: