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Are you someone who has questions about oral hygiene for kids? If so, you have come to the right blog. Here, you might not find the answers to your specific questions, but you could find answers that can help. Our dentist, Dr. John Theriot, is happy to give you some information about oral hygiene for kids by answering these commonly asked questions:

Q: How should I clean my baby’s smile?

A: It’s best to wipe your baby’s gums after each feeding with a clean, wet washcloth. It’s also best to clean their newly erupted teeth by brushing them twice a day. Don’t send your child to bed with a bottle because it can promote baby bottle tooth decay.

Q: How should I clean my toddler’s smile?

A: It’s recommended to help your toddler brush twice a day (like every morning and night) and floss daily. If they find oral hygiene boring, you can make it more entertaining by making it a game or playing music while scrubbing and flossing.

Q: What oral hygiene tools should I use?

A: You should use a child-sized toothbrush and non-fluoride toothpaste that is safe to swallow. These tools can help cleaning a child’s smile easier and more convenient.

For more information and details about oral hygiene for kids in Lafayette, Louisiana, please contact Theriot Family Dental Care today at 337-347-7210. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and help you need. We look forward to your phone call!