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It’s very important to care for your toddler’s smile. If you don’t, there is a good chance they can suffer dental cavities and a poor oral health. This can result in tooth pain and the need for one or more dental treatments. It’s best to just take care of their smile in the first place. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Samuel Richey, has some tips. To properly care for your toddler’s teeth and gums, it’s best to do the following things:

-Brush their teeth twice a day: To do so, use a child’s soft-bristled toothbrush and child’s toothpaste. If your child still swallows the paste, make sure the paste is free of fluoride and is safe to swallow. As you brush, try to make it a fun and entertaining experience so your child likes to clean their smile.

-Floss their teeth once a day: If your child’s teeth are closely knit together, it’s time to start flossing. This is typically recommended around age 3 because all the teeth have typically erupted. So, make sure to floss their little chompers daily.

-Bring them into our office: It’s best to bring them in for their checkups every six months. That way we can examine their smile, deeply clean their teeth and give you the oral hygiene tips and recommendations you need.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene for toddlers in Riverton, Utah, please contact our dental team at Lighthouse Dental & Orthodontics. When you dial 801-871-3499, we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!