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If you are looking to enhance the oral health of your child, you should remember to teach them the benefits of brushing. In their early years, they will be too young to brush their own teeth or even understand what it is for. However, if you are persistent in brushing their teeth every day, it will be logged into their memory and accepted as a natural habit. For a better understanding of the basics, listed below are principles concerning tooth brushing for kids:

– Very little toothpaste needs to be used for infants, so strive for a sum about the size of a grain of rice.
– Sometime before a child’s first birthday, it is wise to bring your child in to see a pediatrician to ensure their oral health is developing smoothly.
– To minimize the dangers of contamination, never share toothbrushes or cleaning utensils with others, including children, as doing so can pass harmful bacteria from your mouth to theirs, even if you think your brush has been cleaned.
– A child’s diet is as critical for their oral health as their overall health.

If you would like to schedule a pediatric examination at Anderson Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics, Inc., simply call our pediatric office in Roy, Utah, at our number 801-774-5437. Dr. John Anderson and our entire team await. Get the smile you’ve always dreamed of with a healthy smile.