A Pediatric Dentist Advises Good Oral Habits for Kids at Various Ages

Teaching children proper oral hygiene should start as early as possible, as this will be the building blocks of lifelong good dental habits that allow them to maintain a nice, straight smile. More importantly, this helps them avoid costly, painful, and unhealthy dental issues later on. However, children’s oral care needs are different at various age levels.

0-2 Years Old

You need to start caring for your child’s teeth even before they come out. Healthy gums are the foundation of healthy teeth. Make sure to gently wipe your baby’s gums after each feeding. Use a washcloth to get rid of the sticky coating left by milk or infant formula, as this can cause plaque to form. When their first teeth come out, brush twice a day using a soft-bristle toothbrush and water. Read more on this article:


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