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  1. Tooth Brushing Tips
    Choose a small, child-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush. Soaking the brush in warm water for a few minutes before brushing can soften the bristles even more. Replace the toothbrush every 3 or 4 months, or sooner if it shows signs of wear. Never share a toothbrush with others. Both the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend using an amount of fluoride toothpaste the size of a grain of rice as soon as your baby's first tooth appears. You can graduate to a pea-sized amount when your child turns 3 years old.
  2. Preventive Dentistry
    Preventive Dentistry includes following services: 1. Exams, Cleaning (Prophylaxis) and Topical Application of Fluoride on the Teeth, Instructions for Good Dental Oral Care and Sealants 2. Sealants 3. White Composite Fillings 4. Cavities 5. Root Canals 6. Pulpotomy 7. Dental Crowns 8. Stainless Steel and Composite 9. Extractions 10. Mouth guards, Habit Appliances, Space Maintainers
  3. Exam, Cleaning, and Fluoride
    Exam, Cleaning, and Fluoride The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends having your child's teeth cleaned twice a year. Preventive dental exams, teeth cleaning, and topical fluoride treatment are important tools used to maintain good dental health. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children be seen for their first dental exam by their first birthday.
  4. Dental Sealants and Fluoride
    Ask your dentist about your child's fluoride needs. If your drinking water is not fluoridated, fluoride supplements or fluoride treatments may be needed. Ask your dentist about dental sealants. These are thin, plastic protective barriers that fill in the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, protecting them from tooth decay. Replace the toothbrush every 3 or 4 months, or sooner if it shows signs of wear. Never share a toothbrush with others.
  5. Brushing and Flossing
    Start Flossing Your Child's Teeth at least once a day
    Brush your child's teeth twice a day – in the morning and just before bed. Spend 2 minutes brushing, concentrating a good portion of this time on the back molars. This is an area where cavities often first develop. Start flossing your child's teeth once a day as soon as two teeth emerge that touch. The use of floss sticks or picks instead of regular string floss may be easier for both you and your child.
  6. Thumb Sucking
    Thumb Sucking
    Most experts agree that a thumb-sucker younger than 5 shouldn't be pressured to stop. Most children will give up the habit on their own before they enter kindergarten.
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