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When a child begins to have teeth grow in, it is important to make sure they are consistently cleaned and care for. Children require the same type of dental care as adults, so brushing twice daily is highly recommended for the best chance of oral health success. Here are a few tips and advice on brushing a child’s teeth:

– To dodge the dangers of contamination, never share toothbrushes or cleaning utensils with others, especially children, as doing so can deliver harmful bacteria from your mouth to theirs, even if you think the brush has been cleaned.

– A child’s diet is as necessary for their oral health as their overall health, so make proper food choices for your child to enjoy.

– Sometime before a child’s first birthday, it is suggested to bring your child in to see a pediatrician to ensure their brushing habits are progressing smoothly.

– Very little toothpaste needs to be used for infants, so strive for a volume each session about the size of a grain of rice.

To prevent tooth decay and gum disease, make sure you are following the aforementioned treatment techniques for a healthy smile that can last a lifetime. If you would like Dr. Glen Lockwood and our team at Kenai Dental Clinic to bring you in for an oral exam or professional cleaning, please contact our dental office in Kenai, Alaska, by calling us at 907-283-4875. We forward to keeping your child’s oral health in pristine condition.