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You probably know that you should brush and floss your teeth every day to keep your smile healthy, but do you know what you should do for your child’s teeth? In reality, there are a number of things you should do for your child.

As you may know, it’s important for you to help your child brush their teeth twice a day as soon as their first tooth comes in. We recommend buying a brush with soft bristles and toothpaste without fluoride in it. In reality, you won’t need to floss your child’s teeth until they start touching.

Still, did you know that you should also take care of your little one’s oral health before their first tooth comes in? We recommend cleaning your child’s mouth out with a clean, damp cloth. We recommend holding your child in your lap so you can see their face properly.

Finally, please note that you shouldn’t give your child a bottle when you put them to bed. You see, if you give your child a bottle with a sugary drink in it, they may be more likely to have baby bottle tooth decay. If your child won’t sleep without a bottle, you could give them a bottle with water in it.

If you’re interested in learning more about helping your child enjoy good oral health in Oakdale, Minnesota, or to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Richard Timm, please feel free to contact All Family Dental at 651.222.9715. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re eager to hear from you soon.