Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II
Commack (631) 486-6364
Medford (631) 320-0880
National Children’s Dental Health Month is coming to a close. In honor of this important observance, below are few oral health tips that children should use throughout their lifetime.
Get The Right Amount of Fluoride
Fluoride can strength tooth enamel and prevent decay. When it comes to fluoride, the expression “too much of a good thing” definitely applies. Too much fluoride can actually cause white spots on teeth. To be on the safe side, young children should use a tiny dab of fluoride toothpaste.
Brush Twice A Day
Everyone should brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes. Also, remember to change your toothbrush every 3 months. This will cut down on the amount of bacteria that longers on your toothbrush. For more brushing tips, click here.
Floss Once A Day
Remember to floss once a day. Flossing covers those areas that a toothbrush simply cannot reach.
Chew Sugar-Free Gum After Meals
You might think that gum is bad for your oral health. If you were talking about regular gum, you would be correct. However, chewing a piece of sugar-free gum after a meal keeps the bacteria in your mouth at bay.
Visit The Dentist Every Six Months
Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s dental health needs? If so, contact Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County. We have two convenient locations in Commack and Medford. We encourage you to schedule your child’s dental checkup today! You can learn more about our practice by visiting us at www.supermolar.com.