Tips on How to Care for Your Child’s Chompers

If you want your child to have a top-notch oral health, our Smiles Dental team is thrilled to give you the tips you need! Smile care in Milwaukie, Oregon, is extremely important, and we recommend that you take good care of your child’s chompers by doing the following things:

Properly cleaning the smile
It’s best to brush your child’s teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. If they are under 3 years old, brush their smile with a grain-sized amount of toothpaste. If they are between the ages of 3 and 6, brush their smile with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. When they have two teeth grow in next to each other, please start flossing.

Bringing your child into our office
Bring your child in for their first dental visit six months after their first tooth has erupted and no later than their first birthday. This appointment will be simple and easy. It will involve the dentist examining your child’s smile, giving you the tips you need, and answering any of your questions.

Taking advantage of fluoride
If you want your child to have strong and healthy teeth, fluoride is the ticket. Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens and nourishes your child’s chompers and prevents dental cavities. It’s best to take advantage of fluoride as much as possible by using fluoride toothpaste when you brush your child’s teeth.

Avoiding dental issues
It’s best to avoid tooth decay as much as possible. You can avoid this dental issue by giving your child healthy products instead of sugary products. Many people tend to fill their children’s bottles with sugary drinks and dip the pacifiers in honey and sugar. We ask that you please avoid doing these things.

If you’re interested in talking to Dr. Elizabeth Miller about additional tips, please remember that you can always call 503.342.8500 during our office hours and schedule an appointment. Your dentist and dental team are here to help you and your child achieve smile goals, and we look forward to talking with you!