As a parent, you are always concerned with your child and want to make sure that they are as healthy as they can be. There are a few things you can do in between when you bring your child in their appointment to see a pediatric dentist to make sure that their teeth are staying healthy.
Toothpaste and fluoride have a lot in common, they’re both fighting against bacteria to keep your child’s teeth clean. The bacteria that fluoride work against is what causes tooth decay and cavities.
Before your baby has any baby teeth, you should start “brushing” their gums with a warm wet washcloth so they get used to the motion. Once their first tooth erupts, you can start introducing a fluoride toothpaste. Use a grain of rice amount of toothpaste for their first tooth. You can get an age-appropriate toothbrush that they will be interested in.
Many parents ask us what toothpaste to use for their children and what toothpaste is best for overall pediatric teeth cleaning. We recommend any toothpaste that has fluoride in it and has the seal from the American Dental Association (ADA).
Oral health is important for your children and if you start them off early with good dental habits, it will last them years to come. Make sure your child is using a toothpaste with fluoride in it and schedule a pediatric dentistry appointment every six months. Do you want the best pediatric dentist in Chicago? Bring your children to All Star Dental where we specialize in Children’s Dentistry. To schedule an appointment with us you can see which location in Chicago is closest to you or contact us directly on our website.