Parents often marvel at how amazingly fast their Little Hero grows. One minute they’re in your arms and the next, they’re running around on adventures of their own. With this outburst of growth comes many changes in your little one’s mouth. These changes mean having to care for their oral health in a variety of ways. To help you, the real hero, assist your child in the mission for obtaining optimum dental health, we’ve organized the many ways you can care for your kid’s teeth according to their age.
From Birth to 12 Months
Your baby’s mouth needs a lot of attention during their formative months. To keep their mouths clean, use a baby washcloth to gently wipe their gums. When you see their first tooth appear, visit Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry to see if your Little Hero is getting enough fluoride. You can help your child get this valuable component by using just a tiny amount of fluoride toothpaste on their teeth.
From 12 to 36 Months
This is the period in your Little Hero’s life when brushing can be implemented. Help them establish a good cleaning regimen to fight off the pesky Sugar Bugs by brushing their teeth twice a day, preferably after breakfast and before bed. Again, use just a smear of fluoride toothpaste on their toothbrush and remind them of the importance of spitting it out after a good brush.
From 3 to 6 Years
During these years, you can increase the amount of toothpaste used and continue with the habit of brushing twice daily. This age usually comes with the love for sugary sweets and drinks. Assist your Little Hero in the battle against the ravenous Sugar Bugs by reminding them to rinse their mouths or brushing after eating sweets. You are your child’s hero, so set a good example by establishing good eating habits.
Our Battle Stations Are Ready!
At Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry we know how much your child’s smile means to you. Our heroic team of Sidekicks will use every super tool in our battle station to help your Little Hero in the battle against those sly Sugarbugs. It’s time to gear up and come out victorious in the fight for oral hygiene!