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If you want your child to grow into a strong, healthy, and beautiful smile, our Family Dentistry of Rockwall team wants it too! This is why we are happy to help you properly take care of your child’s chompers as they grow. For the most success possible, we recommend doing the following things on a regular basis:

Properly clean the smile
It’s generally recommended to start cleaning your child’s teeth once the first pearly white grows into place. Clean your child’s newly grown teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste the size of a grain of rice. For children 3 to 6 years old, use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Make sure you brush your child’s teeth twice a day with the right tools. Also, when your child has two teeth grown in next to each other, please begin flossing.

Bring your child into the office
It’s typically recommended to bring your child into our office for their first visit when their first tooth grows into the mouth. If you bring your child in six months after their tooth erupts and no later than their first birthday, you’re on the right track. This appointment will be simple and easy. It will involve your dentist examining your child’s smile, giving you the tips you need, and answering any of your questions.

Take advantage of fluoride
If you want your child to have strong and healthy teeth, fluoride is the key. Fluoride is a mineral that nourishes and strengthens the chompers and prevents dental cavities. So, please take advantage of fluoride as much as possible by using fluoride toothpaste when you brush your child’s teeth.

Avoid dental issues
Many children suffer from dental issues because of sugary products. We ask that you please take care of your child’s smile by giving them healthy drinks in their bottles and by avoiding dipping the pacifier in sugar or honey.

For more information about children’s smile care in Rockwall, Texas, please call 972-772-3900 and talk to a member of our team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Lisa K. Attaway, if your child has reached the age recommended for their first appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!