Helpful Tips To Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy and Bright

Written by Metro Dental. Posted in Gum disease, One appointment dental crowns, Teeth straightening options

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Keeping your child?s smile healthy is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. Children may need assistance while brushing their teeth up until the age of 10 or 11. What are some ways to ensure your child?s teeth are as healthy as they can be?

Start brushing from an early age

To keep your child?s teeth healthy and happy, begin brushing their teeth at the earliest age possible. For children under the age of two, use less than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to reduce the risk of swallowing. As for children between the ages of two and five, a pea-sized amount of toothpaste is fine, but be sure to continue brushing your child?s teeth yourself twice a day (as recommended by the American Dental Association) for the best results.

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