When your child's first teeth erupt, it is natural for parents to be concerned how to best take care of the Them. However, the oral care regimen of children is different from that of adults. Even the toothpaste you use to brush your child's teeth can make a huge difference in their oral health. With so many brands and types of toothpastes in the market, it can be hard to know which one is the best for your child. Here are a few things that you should look for when you are selecting toothpaste for your child.
Fluoride is very essential for the health of your toddler's teeth as it can fend off tooth decay. You should brush your child's teeth with fluoride toothpaste once he is able to spit out the toothpaste. Fluoride is also present ion your tap water supply, so your child may be getting the right amount of fluoride from drinking water alone. If you are unsure what type of toothpaste your child needs, consult Dr. Sandra L. Vargas and at North Atlanta Family Dentistry.
Your child may be reluctant to brush their teeth initially. To make the experience fun and rewarding for them, it is a good idea to get them toothpastes which contain fruity flavors like watermelon, banana, or strawberry. There are several varieties you can choose from, so find out which flavor your child likes the best. Your child can be pretty picky and if they don't like a certain flavor, it may put them off from brushing their teeth even more.
Since your child's teeth are so small, you don't need to cover the whole brush with toothpaste. Just a pea-sized amount of paste is enough to adequately clean your child's teeth, as recommended by dental professional.
By knowing the basics of brushing your child's teeth, you can take excellent care of your child's oral health. Make sure you always bring your kids for their routine dental check up at North Atlanta Family Dentistry and don't forget to ask us about fluoride recommendations. Top schedule an appointment with us, call us at (470) 387-0500.
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