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The American Dental Association notes that you can start brushing and flossing all your child’s teeth as soon as they erupt from the gums. This will help maintain the overall health of their mouth while also instilling good oral hygiene habits that can last the rest of their life.

It can help to always keep their daily routine fun and upbeat. This will help keep them engaged and excited about the process.

Providing your son or daughter with a child-themed toothbrush and specially formulated child-safe toothpaste can also help to boost their enthusiasm. However, it’s important to note that not all brands of children’s toothpaste meet the American Dental Association’s high standards for safety and effectiveness.

Consider looking for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance when purchasing any oral care product. This small logo can only be printed on the package if the active ingredients have been tested and researched for safe and effective oral use.

Once your son or daughter is done brushing in the evening, you can help them floss between each of their teeth as well as along the gumline. It’s also important to clean away the bacterial deposits that can build up behind each of their rear teeth.

If you live in the Mentor, Ohio, area and you have concerns about your child’s oral health, you can call (440)266-1740 to schedule a dental checkup with a dentist like Dr. Lisa Richards and Dr. Andrea Miller at Children's Dental Specialists of Lake County.