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Helping your child maintain a healthy mouth will play a major role in their overall quality of life. This includes monitoring their oral development as well as remembering to brush their teeth twice each day and floss once each evening.

Encouraging them to participate in their daily routine starts with a positive attitude. Providing them with a fun-themed toothbrush and child-friendly toothpaste will also help keep the experience an enjoyable one. A small floss stick might also help you floss the teeth in the back of their mouth.

Just make sure that any oral care products you offer to your child have first earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. The ADA’s logo on the packaging indicates that the product has been researched and tested to meet their high standards for safety and effectiveness.

The American Dental Association also maintains an index of all approved oral hygiene products on their website, which allows you to research oral hygiene products before presenting them to your child.

It’s also a good idea to bring your child in for their first dental checkup with Dr. Amber N. Wright in their first year. Our dentist can monitor their oral health and development as well as answer any questions you might have.

If you live in the Springfield, Ohio, area and your child is due for their first dental checkup, you should call 937-322-5437 to schedule an appointment at Smile Wright Dental.