As a mom of two boys, Dr. Davidson is passionate about educating kids on the importance of good oral hygiene, brushing teeth twice a day and going to the dentist twice a year for thorough cleanings. If you would like Dr. Davidson to give a fun presentation on proper oral hygiene at your child’s school, please contact our office.
Oral Hygiene Tips for Parents
Babies – Begin instilling good oral hygiene in your baby as soon as his or her teeth are visible. Every night before bed, gently clean their teeth and gums with a warm, wet washcloth.
Toddlers – Brushing with fluoride toothpaste helps prevent cavities, but fluoride, if ingested often, is harmful. Since most toddlers do not have the ability to spit, we recommend that toddlers use a soft brush and fluoride-free toothpaste (often called ‘training toothpaste) until they are old enough not to swallow.
Kids – The best way to get kids to brush their teeth twice a day is to make teeth-brushing fun! Some ways to make teeth-brushing fun are:
For more information on oral hygiene for children or to schedule your child’s next cleaning, please call Davidson Dental Group at our San Leandro office – 510-352-9212 or email us.