Healthy Smiles

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Dentist by Age One:

Infants should visit the dentist as soon as the first tooth comes in or no later than age one. Tiny teeth can get cavities too. Get to know the dentist early so that your child’s smile can stay healthy for years to come.

Home Care:

Brush morning and night. Children need an adult to brush for them until they can tie their own shoes.

Use fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride helps teeth resist cavities. Children under age two should brush with a rice grain-size amount of toothpaste.  Children age two and older should brush with a pea-size amount.

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