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How much attention do you pay to the oral health of your children? Is it something you take an active role in, or do you just hope that they get their brushing done on a semi-regular basis?

The reality of it is, if you want to prevent costly, painful dental problems for your children in the future, you should be doing all you can to help your kids achieve good oral health as early on in their life as possible.

Let’s take a look at a few ways you can accomplish that task.

Start them early

It’s never too early to start your children on the path to healthy oral habits. In fact, it’s recommended by most dental experts that you start teaching your children oral health before they even have teeth. Cleaning their gums with a soft cloth after meals is a great way to make sure their mouth – and emerging teeth – stay as healthy as possible.

Lead by example

If there’s one thing parents know about their children, it’s that they mimic what they see others do. If you have strict healthy oral habits, those same practices will rub off on your children.

Use fluoride

Fluoride has been proven to help the most with “baby teeth,” and that’s one of the many reasons you should make sure your children are using products containing fluoride when cleaning their teeth.

If you have any other questions about your child’s oral health, what you can do to help, or to schedule a cleaning for your child’s teeth, don’t hesitate to call us today at 740-423-8416.