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To ensure your child’s teeth remain healthy and strong, you will need to brush them every single day from the time they grow in around 6 months of age until your child can adequately brush their own teeth by themselves. Here are some basic tips to help:

– A child’s diet is as important for their oral health as their overall health, so make proper food choices for your child to enjoy.
– Very little toothpaste needs to be used for infants, so strive for an amount about the size of a grain of rice.
– Some time before a child’s first birthday, it is wise to bring your child in to see a pediatrician to ensure their oral health is progressing smoothly.
– To avoid the dangers of contamination, never share toothbrushes or cleaning utensils with others, especially children, as doing so can pass harmful bacteria from your mouth to theirs, even if you think the brush has been cleaned.

No matter which treatment your child needs, Dr. Trent Pryor and our team at St. George Kids Dental will make sure that your child’s teeth and gums are properly treated. To schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning at our pediatric office in St. George, Utah, please contact us at 435-673-3490. We look forward to hearing from you soon!