How to Keep Your Child’s Oral Health in Tip-Top Condition

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Do you ever wonder how to clean your child’s smile? If so, our Trine Dental Group dental team is happy to help you! It’s important to help your child have a strong and successful oral health—just like you. So, to help you clean your child’s teeth on a regular basis, we encourage you to do the following things:

Step 1: Grab a toothbrush that is made for children. This brush is usually smaller and has special little bristles. Then place a pea-sized amount of children’s low-fluoride toothpaste on the brush. There are many flavors available, so make sure to choose a paste your child will like.

Step 2: Make sure your child is comfortable and try to make brushing a fun experience. First, hold the brush to the gumline, which is usually at 45-degree angle. Then, brush the surfaces of the teeth with small, gentle circles. Next, brush the insides of the teeth using the same motions. Finally, scrub the biting surfaces of the teeth by moving the brush back and forth.

Step 3: When you’re done brushing, have your child spit the toothpaste into the sink and rinse with water. Then, reward your child for doing such a great job.

Now that you know how to keep your child’s smile healthy in Orland Park, Illinois, it’s time to take measures for your own smile! If you keep up on oral hygiene daily and visit your dentist, Dr. Christopher Pavletic, every six months, you’ll be on your way toward a top-notch oral health and smile. For more information and details about oral hygiene and dental care, please call our office today at 708-448-2588 and schedule an appointment. We are here to help you in any way we can!