Your child’s teeth and smile are important for more reasons than just aesthetics. Your child needs to develop good dental habits, and proper care of their teeth and gums begins with you. Caring for your child’s mouth includes brushing and rinsing, routine dental exams, and any necessary dental treatments. This can include fluoride, extractions, fillings, or braces and more.
Your child’s overall good health is affected by healthy teeth and gums. Poorly developed and teeth can result in poor nutrition, painful and dangerous infections, and problems with speech development, not to mention self-image.
Proper care of a Child’s Teeth
- The child's teeth and gums should be brushed at least twice daily and especially before bed.
- Your child should see a dentist every 6 months.
- When your child gets permanent teeth, they should begin flossing every night before bed.
- When your child reaches the age of 6, braces and other orthodontic appliances may be needed to prevent long-term problems.
For a pediatric dental visit, contact Dream Smile Dental or call (781) 330-0900.