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Flossing removes plaque between the teeth where a toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing should begin as soon as the teeth touch. Just like adults, children can get food particles stuck between the teeth, and these particles need to be removed. Children can get cavities in between their teeth. Your children will really need direct supervision until they are at least 8-9 years old.
Dr. Emily finds the best time for flossing is in the evening before you go to bed.
Prior to the eruption of the teeth, it is very important to wipe the gum pads and the tongue. It is most important to do this after each feeding. Your child will get used to having something done to their mouth, and they will begin to be comfortable with having their mouth cleaned on a regular basis.
We recommend a few products that can help you with this process. Mam Oral Care Rabbit and baby wipes like Spiffies, which contain Xylitol. Xylitol is a natural ingredient that helps to prevent cavities. Babies usually love these and are very compliant.
The Center for Pediatric Dental Health is equipped, trained, and happy to provide your child with a wide range of dental care throughout their entire childhood. We treat patients from infancy all the way through college!
We want to educate our parents, children, and teens on diet, oral habits, tooth brushing techniques and a proper timetable for continuing care. Our emphasis is on total preventive care for our patients.