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Getting your child off to a good start encompasses many very important factors. This includes their oral health and development. Oftentimes getting them off on the right foot when they are young helps significantly increase your child’s chances of maintaining a healthy mouth throughout their adult life.

The American Dental Association notes that you can start brushing your child’s teeth twice per day as soon as they erupt from the gums. You should also floss between their teeth and gumline one each day.

Many oral hygiene manufacturers produce child-sized toothbrush and child safe toothpaste in pleasing flavors. Small floss sticks might also help you reach into their small mouth without having to use your fingers.

The American Dental Association also notes that your child should have a routine dental checkup performed by a dentist like Dr. Rawaha Memon in their first year, and every six months thereafter.

This simple appointment can help monitor your child’s oral health and development. It’s also a good opportunity to discuss any teething concerns with Dr. Rawaha Memon. If he finds a problem he can help you understand your possible treatment or preventive options.

If you live in the Irving, Texas, area and you have concerns about your child’s oral health and development, you can always call 972-957-3577 to schedule a checkup at Pacific Hearts Dentistry.