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If you have questions about your child’s oral hygiene routine, then you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentists, Drs. Walter Romney, Briant Romney, and Clark Romney are happy to help many who have the same questions. To do so, they would like to answer commonly asked questions about oral hygiene for kids. Those questions are:

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

A: It’s recommended to clean your baby’s smile after every feeding. To do so, wipe their gums with a clean, wet washcloth. This can help wash bacteria away. When your child’s teeth start erupting, clean them twice daily by brushing them.

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: It’s recommended to use a soft-bristled toothbrush that is children sized. This makes it easier to fit the toothbrush in the little mouth and around the little chompers. You can also use non-fluoride toothpaste that is safe to swallow until your child is about 3 years old or when they no longer swallow the paste.

Do you have additional questions that weren’t included? If so, please contact Romney Pediatric Dental at 801.960.7913. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be more than happy to help you find the answers you need so you can help your child have a top-notch smile and oral health. We look forward to your phone call!