Other Dental Needs

Children's Dental Challenges

Teaching children to take good care of their teeth and gums can be challenging. Beyond the challenges for parents to get their children to brush, it's an even bigger effort to get them to floss on a regular basis - especially when many parents don't floss.

Get an Early Start

Dental professionals recommend regular check-ups beginning when a child's first tooth appears. The dentist can recommend a specific program of brushing, flossing, and other treatments for parents to supervise and teach children.

It is a good idea for parents to brush pre-schooler's teeth and supervise the brushing and flossing skills of school-age children until they are 7 to 8 years of age.

Make Flossing Easier (and Fun) for Children

When your child is ready to be more independent with brushing and flossing, you can help by supervising and encouraging a good oral health routine. School-age children may also start orthodontic treatment, making brushing and flossing more difficult.

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