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How to Promote Your Child’s Dental Hygiene Habits July 3, 2017

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How to Promote Your Child’s Dental Hygiene Habits, Westminster, Colorado

Proper oral care is important for a lifetime of dental health. Establishing good dental hygiene habits early helps your kid develop and maintain healthy and strong teeth. The team at Smile Rockers PLLC in Westminster, CO, is committed to educating patients young and old in proper dental hygiene. As dental professionals, they know that parents play a vital role in establishing good dental habits at home.

dental hygieneA child’s first set of teeth begin to come in around six months, and as soon as there are any teeth in the oral cavity, parents should make an appointment with a dental professional. For the first two years, parents will need to brush their child’s teeth twice a day with a tiny bit of children’s toothpaste—you shouldn’t use more than a rice-sized amount. But starting at about three years of age, children should be encouraged to brush on their own. Though parents will need to re-brush hard-to-reach places, the sooner children can practice proper techniques, the better. This helps develop the habit of brushing their own teeth twice a day.

For the first 12 years of life, parents should monitor their child’s brushing or flossing routine until they are able to do it correctly on their own. If you’re not sure how they should be doing this, the friendly team at Smile Rockers PLLC can help coach your child on what proper technique looks and feels like.

When it comes to toothpaste, use a children’s variety until the first few permanent teeth begin to come in. Because of the risk of fluorosis, children’s toothpaste has a lower fluoride amount than adult toothpaste. But once permanent teeth begin to show, children should switch to adult toothpaste, as they will need higher levels of fluoride to keep their enamel strong.

If you need further help educating your child on dental hygiene, the professionals at Smile Rockers PLLC can help. Give them a call to schedule an appointment today at (303) 952-9796. You can also visit their website for more information on their services. 

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