At Pollary Family Dentistry in Colorado Springs, Colorado, we encourage our patients to take good care of their child’s baby teeth to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles. Even though these baby teeth are not permanent, early oral care is vital for their future teeth coming in. Dr. Kenneth Pollary and our team are happy to share some basic guidelines to help you care for your child’s smile in those formative, early years.
In the beginning, cleaning your child’s teeth is fairly easy–you can just wipe their gums with a damp washcloth to remove any sticky film. Once your child’s first tooth comes in, however, you will want to implement the following:
You will be primarily cleaning your child’s teeth until they develop the manual dexterity to do it properly, typically around eight years of age. Once two teeth begin to touch, you will want to start flossing between them once a day–using a fun-flavored floss will help your child enjoy this habit!
If you would like more information on caring for your child’s smile, please call 719-591-0750 today. Dr. Kenneth Pollary at Pollary Family Dentistry in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is happy to support your child’s oral health!