Good Oral Hygiene for Children
For infants who are nursing or bottle feeding, we suggest you incorporate a hygiene regimen as soon as possible. Using gauze or a soft wet washcloth, wipe down their gums before any teeth begin to surface. Once teeth begin to show, keep them clean with a specialized toothbrush that is small enough to accommodate the size of their teeth.
When your child is old enough, we can keep their teeth healthy by regularly removing plaque build-up and food debris. Make sure they are brushing and flossing regularly at home. Some parents find it easier to turn this into a game or some fun activity. For example, a visit to our office can be a fun adventure that results in a tooth-friendly reward!