February is “National Kids Dental Health Month”

posted on: 2/27/2019 10:28:45 AM

 



February is “National Kids Dental Health Month.” Here are some guidelines for good dental health for your child: Children should brush their teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and clean between their teeth daily. Children should eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks. Children should see a dentist regularly for preventive and treatment of oral health disease.

The following are guidelines for the ages when children can begin to make dental care part of their routine:

Ages 4—24 months:

• Every child should have their first dental appointment before age 1.

• You should wash their gums with a wash cloth after each feeding.

• You can brush new teeth with a soft brush and water.



Ages 2—4 years:

• After your child knows not to swallow toothpaste, they should brush their teeth for 2 minutes twice a day.

• They should use a pea sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.

• They should have a dental check-up every 6 months.



5—7 years:

• They should continue care as above.

• They should add flossing as soon as 2nd teeth begin to touch.

Continue to follow NEW Health for more health and wellness tips and information. You can also visit us online at northendwaterfronthealth.org
 

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