February is Children’s Dental Health Month!

February is Children’s Dental Health Month!
Posted on 04/15/2021

Learn How to Care for Your Child’s Oral Health This Month.

Here are our best tips to keep your family’s oral health in check!

February is the month where we celebrate Children’s Dental Health by the American Dental Association! This month reminds the importance of oral health in children and families, by providing tips to parents to keep their children on track! Taddeo Orthodontics is not only focused on orthodontics, but dental health as well. Dentistry and orthodontics go hand-in-hand, and we are committed to providing the best resources to our patients. Here are our oral health tips to make sure your child and family is on track!

 

  • Schedule a visit with your dentist- If it’s been more than six months since your child has seen a dentist, schedule an appointment as soon as possible. No matter what age you are, it’s always important to go see your dentist. New parents should also establish a relationship with a dentist by their child’sfirst tooth or first birthday. As a child starts developing teeth, the dentist can monitor their progress and implement treatment plans early if necessary.

     

  • Brushing- Brush twice each day for at least two minutes. Children ages 2-6 should use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Always supervise kids, as they are more likely to swallow toothpaste. Also remember to change their toothbrush every 3-6 months.

     

  • Avoid tooth decay- Not only does this include brushing your teeth at least twice a day, but also implementing flossing in you and your child’s oral health routine. Daily brushing is important, but bacteria can still linger between teeth where the toothbrush can’t reach. You may also want your children to cut back on sugar as much as possible. Milk, formula, fruit juice, soda, and any other sweetened drinks can produce acid, which attacks the enamel and causes tooth decay after continuous exposure.

     

  • For Babies- Clean your baby’s gums daily. Until your baby grows teeth, gently wipe a damp washcloth over the gums to clear away harmful bacteria after each feeding. If you start to notice teeth, begin brushing your baby’s tooth/teeth with an infant toothbrush. Use water and a tiny bit of fluoride toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice).

 

         

         

At Taddeo Orthodontics, we want all our patients to feel good about their orthodontic and dental health. If your child’s dentist recommends seeing an orthodontist, contact us! We are here to help you figure out what orthodontic treatment is best for your child. If your child is ready to take the next to achieve a better-looking smile, schedule an appointment today! We are excited to meet you.

Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics

  • Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics - 1561 S. Alafaya Trail, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32828 Phone: 407-482-3700

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