Oral Care Tips For Kids of All Ages

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Caring for your child’s smile as much as possible is very important, and Dr. David Suttie Dentistry For Children is here to help you protect their oral health! Whether your child is very young or in their teenage years, there are steps you can take to help him or her cultivate a healthy smile, such as:

– Babies: Your baby’s teeth should be cleaned and cared for as soon as they erupt. Even if your baby has just a single tooth, it should be brushed at least twice a day with child’s toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Using a kid-sized toothbrush will provide the comfort your baby needs while having their smile cleaned. Also, check their smile regularly for spots and stains so that you can bring your baby to the dentist as soon as possible if you suspect they have a cavity.

– Young kids: As children get older, they want to brush and floss on their own, and it’s good to let them do so, but make sure they clean thoroughly and effectively. Many children under the age of seven struggle with this, so you may need to take over and finish the job sometimes.

– Pre-teens: This age is very important for your child have strong and healthy teeth by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing with beneficial mouthwash. Explain the importance of brushing and flossing regularly and making sure your child eats tooth-healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grain.

– Teens: Teens are very concerned about their appearances, but if they have a hard time remembering to brush twice a day and floss, remind them that their smile could become yellow and gray and develop bad breath. This should motivate your teen to take good care of their smile.

Call Dr. David Suttie Dentistry For Children at 707-257-6453 today if you would like further tips on caring for a child’s oral health in Napa, California. Our dentist, Dr. David Suttie, and team are here to help you, and we would love to hear from you!