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8 Steps To A Healthy Smile

  1. Your baby should never to go bed with a nursing bottle, containing milk or juice.  Clean her gums with soft cloth or gauze daily.
  2. Your child should eat a balanced diet to build strong bones, decay-resistant teeth, healthy gums.
  3. Limit your child’s snacks – no more than three or four times a day.  Research has proved that the frequency of snacking influences the decay rate more than the kinds of snacks eaten.  This includes fruit juices and pop.
  4. Have your child brush twice a day, after breakfast and before bed, with an American Dental Association approved toothpaste.
  5. Visit our office regularly.  Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry.  We are dedicated to the attainment of excellent oral health in children from infancy through adolescence, and promote a positive attitude toward dental health.
  6. Make sure your child is getting enough fluoride through drinking water, fluoride products, or when advised by our pediatric dentists, fluoride supplements.
  7. Your child should have an orthodontic evaluation by age 7.
  8. Sealants should be applied to the chewing surfaces of your child’s permanent back teeth soon after the teeth come in.  Most cavities in children occur on the biting surfaces on the back teeth where plaque accumulates in the tiny grooves and depressions.
Pediatric Dental Center
Warren, MI 
Dr. Shah, Dr. O’Riordan