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Preventing cavities and periodontal health problems may be an important part of getting your child off to a good start. You can brush and floss your child’s primary teeth as soon as they develop and erupt from the gums.

With practiced consistency this daily routine can help prevent cavities and preserve healthy gums. Our dentist also notes that instilling good oral hygiene habits in early childhood increases your child’s chances of maintaining those practices in their adult life.

Getting your child to brush their teeth twice each day is often as easy as providing them with a toothbrush that features their favorite cartoon theme paired with a flavored child-safe toothpaste. Just make sure that any oral care product you offer has first earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

Flossing the teeth in the rear of your child’s small mouth can sometimes be challenging. Sometimes you can spool the strand of floss around your pinky fingers to reach the back of their mouth. If your child isn’t comfortable with this, you could provide them with a simple floss stick.

Your child also needs to have a dental exam performed twice a year at Dr. Robert L. Martinich’s dentist office. This simple appointment can help track your child’s oral development as well as monitoring the health of their mouth.

If you live in the Highlands Ranch, Colorado, area and you have concerns about your child’s oral health and hygiene you should call 303-566-7223 to schedule a dental checkup at Smile Designer.