One thing that sets great families apart from the rest is that they care for the future of their children. You want the best for your children, good carers, good families, a strong self-esteem. A great smile can help your child achieve all of these. It is well known that more attractive people get better jobs and have higher self-esteem.

You can make sure that your child gets a good start on all of these by giving them the best chance at having a healthy mouth. It shouldn’t be teaching them when they are old enough to start brushing on their own either.

A good San Clemente Dentist will be able to give you good advise on when to start teaching your child proper oral hygiene.

Steps to Healthy Teeth for Your Child

1). Start before they are born. Make sure to have a healthy diet well you are still pregnant with your child. A good diet of calcium and vitamin D will give your child a great start with strong bones and teeth.

2). After your child is born and before they have teeth try not to give them to much sugar. This includes not dipping their pacifiers in honey or other things with sugar in them. Also, try and avoid putting your child to bed with a bottle. Bottled milk has some sugars in them, this is not bad but you don’t want your child sucking on that all night.

3). After your child has grown teeth make sure to brush and floss their teeth for them. When they are old enough teach them proper technique. Brushing for two minutes and flossing are important to keep teeth healthy and gums strong.

4). When they are old enough to brush and floss on their own supervise them so that they will maintain good oral hygiene for the rest of their life.

That’s it! Follow these simple steps and your child will be off to a great start.

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