Did you know that children are as susceptible to gum disease as adults are? Have you heard that children are getting cavities and tooth decay more often? As you may already know, brushing your little one’s teeth can help you prevent this problem, but would you be surprised to learn that the toothbrush and the toothpaste you pick could be extremely important?
For instance, are you aware that you should give your kids a toothbrush that fits in their mouth well? If their toothbrush doesn’t fit as well as it could, you might not be able to keep their pearly whites as clean as you need to. Moreover, if their toothbrush doesn’t fit well, your children won’t enjoy brushing and may even experience pain. You should pick a toothbrush made with soft, rounded bristles. If you buy a brush with a hard-bristled brush, you might damage your child’s teeth and gums. Also, your kids might want to be involved in brushing when they’re around two years old.
You should also remember to avoid giving your child toothpaste with fluoride in it until they can spit the fluoride out on their own. Still, your little ones don’t need toothpaste designed to prevent gingivitis or even to whiten their teeth. Having a healthy toothpaste to reduce cavities can help your child’s smile stay healthy.
If you would like to learn more about choosing a good toothbrush or toothpaste for your kids in Orem, Utah, please feel free to give CrossPointe Dental a call at 801-224-7337. Our dentist, Dr. Damon P. Swenson, and our team will be happy to address any questions you have. We’re excited to meet with you.