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How to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

As a parent, one of the most priceless sights you can see on a daily basis is a healthy smile on the face of your child or children. As such, many parents do their utmost to ensure their child has a healthy and beautiful smile by maintaining his or her teeth, gums, and mouth. By instilling good oral hygiene practices in your children as soon as possible, you can help your child achieve a smile he or she can be proud of for a lifetime.

Getting your child a healthy smile may seem involved and very time consuming, but by following a few simple guidelines, you can help your child maintain healthy teeth and gums. For more information about caring for your child’s teeth, contact an Austin dentist from BridgeView Dental today at 512-347-8299 and schedule a free consultation.

Healthy Habits

One of the biggest keys to protecting your child’s teeth is by starting early and instilling good oral hygiene habits early. You can protect your child’s teeth by following these tips:

  • As an infant you can gently clean his or her gums with gauze after feeding and before bed
  • Teach your child to brush and floss his or her teeth at least twice a day
  • Watch what your children eat and replace sugary snacks with fruits and vegetables
  • See a dentist within six months of his or her first tooth
  • As the child gets older, make sure they go to the dentist twice a year
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