Pediatric Dentistry of Garden City & Glen Cove
Glen Cove: 516-759-7000
- Although your little ones baby teeth eventually fall out, you should be taking good care of them. Before your child's baby teeth start to emerge, you should have a oral health regimen in place that includes wiping their gums with a wet cloth.
- Once their teeth start to come in, you can swap over to a soft-bristled toothbrush. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends using fluoride toothpaste the size of a grain of rice as soon as you see their first tooth appear.
- When your child turns 3, you can begin applying a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to their brush.
Keep in mind, your children should be brushing for two minutes, two times a day. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits are the best way to ensure your child is on the right path with their oral health!