4 Important question regarding KIDS DENTAL CARE.
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4 Important question regarding KIDS DENTAL CARE.

Q1. How long should my child brush their teeth?

A1. Brush your child's teeth twice a day – in the morning and just before bed.

Spend 2 minutes brushing, concentrating a good portion of this time on the back

molars. This is an area where cavities often first develop. Replace the toothbrush

every 3 or 4 months, or sooner if it shows signs of wear.

Q2. When should you take your child to the dentist?

A2. Most experts recommend that you take your child to his first dentist

appointment within about six months of his first tooth's arrival, or by the time he

turns one. If, however, your toddler's teeth are obviously discolored — you'll

probably want to take him to the dentist sooner rather than later.

Q3. What is a fluoride varnish?

A3. Fluoride varnish is a protective coating that is painted on a child's teeth to

prevent cavities. It can also be painted on teeth that already have cavities.

Fluoride can slow down or help stop cavities from getting bigger.

Q4. When should a child be able to brush their own teeth?

A4. As a general rule, dentists suggest you brush and floss your child's teeth for

him until he's coordinated enough to tie his own shoes, usually around age 6.

Even at that point you should still remain involved to be sure he's brushing

properly.

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