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The American Dental Association notes that you can start brushing and flossing your child’s teeth as soon as they erupt from the gums. This can help prevent periodontal inflammation and unnecessary complications with tooth decay.

It’s important to keep their daily routine fun and positive to help keep them encouraged. This will help keep the experience as something they look forward to.

Oral hygiene manufacturers often sell toothbrushes and toothpaste with exciting graphics and flavors children enjoy. Just make sure that a brand of toothpaste has early the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before offering it to your child. This small logo represents that the product has been researched and tested to meet the ADA’s high standards for safety and effectiveness.

The American Dental Association also maintains an index of all approved oral hygiene products on their website. This allows you to research a new oral hygiene product before your child is lured in by its exciting graphics.

If you live in the Olathe, Kansas, area and you are concerned about your child’s oral health and development, you should call 913-780-0123 to schedule a dental checkup with a dentist like Dr. Sylvia A. Spradlin and the staff at Sylvia A. Spradlin.