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4 Tips For Taking Care Of Your Children's Teeth

When it comes to taking care of your children's teeth, you want to be sure that you are doing everything possible to keep them healthy and decay-free. Kids Choice Dental of Colorado is here to help with our dentistry for children! We have some tips for you today that will make it easy for you to keep your kids' teeth clean and healthy. Follow these four tips and your children's teeth will stay in good shape!

Brush Their Teeth Twice a Day With Fluoride Toothpaste

The first step to keeping your children's teeth healthy is to brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride helps to prevent cavities and keep teeth strong. Be sure that you are using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on their toothbrush and that they are brushing for two minutes each time.

boy in a teddy bear bathrobe brushing teeth
little girl flossing

Floss Once a Day or More

Flossing is another important step in taking care of your children's teeth. Flossing removes plaque and bacteria from between the teeth and under the gum line. Kids should floss once a day, or more if necessary. If your child is having trouble flossing, try using floss picks or dental floss holders.

Limit Sugar and Sticky Foods

Sugar and sticky foods can cause cavities. To help prevent cavities, limit the amount of sugar and sticky foods that your child eats. Offer them water or milk instead of sugary drinks and clean, healthy snacks, such as vegetables, instead of sticky, sugary foods.

little girl eating tons of sugar
child at dentist smiling

Take Them in for Dental Checkups and Cleanings

Finally, be sure to take your child in for regular dental checkups and cleanings. Kids Choice Dental of Colorado offers dentistry for children, so we can help keep your kid's teeth healthy! We recommend that children have a dental checkup and cleaning every six months.

By following these four tips, you can help keep your children's teeth healthy and decay-free. Kids Choice Dental of Colorado offers teeth cleaning for kids, so be sure to schedule an appointment today!

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