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Do you want your child’s smile to last a lifetime? Have you they been practicing oral hygiene habits? If you want your child’s smile to last, you must help them learn to take care of it. Caring for your child’s smile consists of cleaning it properly, such as brushing the teeth and gums twice daily and flossing once daily. Caring for your child’s smile also includes protecting it from outside dangers that seek to destroy it.

Your child’s smile deserves to shine brightly for many years to come. Here are four tips to a better smile:

– Giant pieces of hard candy or foodstuffs can fracture the teeth. Be careful with all hard food products.
– Although chewing on ice may seem safe and healthy as it is only frozen water, the reality is that your child can easily harm their teeth biting down on ice cubes.
– Try to avoid sugary drinks and foods. Bacteria can build up on your child’s teeth in a layer called plaque, which can convert the sugars from foods and drinks into tooth-eating acids that can eat through tooth enamel and cause cavities.
– Never let your child use their teeth to open soda cans or bottles. Doing so can crack or break the teeth very easily.

If your child needs a professional cleaning at St. George Kids Dental, schedule an appointment with Dr. Pryor and Higbee by calling our office in St. George, Utah. We can be reached at 435-673-3490. We remain committed to keeping your child’s smile safe for many years to come.