Dental Hygiene for Children

Professional dental cleanings are important for maintaining great oral health. However, it is vital that your child continues good dental hygiene at home as well.

Dr. Ritchie recommends brushing at least twice per day and flossing daily. You should brush and floss your child’s teeth until they are old enough to do this unassisted, typically around age 8. This helps prevent tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health issues.

There are additional ways to help keep teeth strong and healthy. Toothpastes and mouth rinses with fluoride are available over-the-counter. Eating a balanced diet as well as limiting sugary snacks and drinks can also contribute to good oral health.

When you can, have your child drink a glass of water after meals, medications, and asthma treatments.

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Healthy dental hygiene habits can help keep your child’s teeth strong and beautiful. If you have any questions about your child’s current dental hygiene routine, please contact us.