With National Children's Dental Health Month approaching in February, All Coast Dental wants to remind you about the importance of brushing your toddler’s baby teeth. Baby teeth act as placeholders for adult teeth, and if they are not cleaned properly decay forms and your toddler will have trouble chewing and speaking properly.
The toothbrush you use should have a soft brush and a small head. Using only water, brush the inside and outside of their teeth and gums in gentle circles and the surface of the teeth. We encourage our patients to brush their toddler’s teeth twice a day to prevent plaque buildup. Once your child turns three, you should begin to add fluoride toothpaste.
Don’t forget to change your toddler’s toothbrush every three to four months to avoid bacteria and germs. If your toddler was sick with a cold or flu, we advise our patients to change the toothbrush to prevent the virus from reinfection.
Drs. Julie and Joseph Boulos operate All Coast Dental at 2180 Garnet Ave, Suite 1-K, Pacific Beach, California, 92109. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors please call us at 858-270-4904 or visit All Coast Dental and fill out a contact sheet.