Here’s part two of our “Tooth Tips” from 89.9 WAY-FM.
This is Dr. Richard Baxter from Shelby Pediatric Dentistry with a few tips about oral health for children. First, it’s best to bring your child to the dentist for the first visit by their first birthday. Seeing a child by age 1 can prevent cavities before they occur at age 2 or 3. Another tip is to not allow your child to take a bottle in the bed with them because “baby bottle tooth decay” can be caused by the natural sugars in the milk. Also, brush your child’s teeth after breakfast, and right before bedtime. When brushing, lift your child’s lip and brush along the gum line. A new recommendation is to use fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first tooth comes in. Use a small smear of fluoride toothpaste for children under age 2 and for those over age 2, use a pea size amount. More oral health tips are on our website at shelbypediatricdentistry.com. And our phone number is 419-7444.
Tooth tips are made possible by Shelby Pediatric Dentistry, a business impact partner of listener supported WAY FM.
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