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Oral Hygiene Instructions and Care

Even before you see teeth in your child’s mouth, it is important to get into good oral hygiene habits. Good home care can save you money and your child a trip to to the dentist!

"Quality care is so important to me. I obsess over making sure every child walks out the door having had an amazing experience here."

Dr. Emily | Pediatric Dentist, CHOP Attending Physician, Virtua Section Chief Pediatric Dentistry, Mom

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Use an age-appropriate toothbrush with soft bristles for your child. Brushing should begin as soon as the first tooth erupts in your child’s mouth. Brush at least twice daily – after breakfast in the morning and before bedtime in the evening. Use a “smear” of toothpaste to brush the teeth of a child less than 2 years of age.

For 2-to-5-year-olds, you should use no more than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. It is appropriate to use a fluoridated toothpaste with all children as soon as they have teeth. It is important for an adult to supervise brushing and only use the appropriate amount of toothpaste as recommended at your child’s dental visit. As children get older you can incorporate a fluoride rinse in the evening as well. Proper brushing removes plaque from the inner, outer and chewing surfaces. Your children will really need direct supervision until they are at least 8-9 years old.

Dr. Emily will be able to provide you with an individualized oral hygiene plan when you come in for your visit!

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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.

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Infant Cleaning

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.

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Comprehensive Pediatric Dental Care

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.

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