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If you have questions about oral hygiene for kids, it’s best to find the answers right away. The more you know about children’s oral hygiene, the better chance you have of properly and effectively cleaning your child’s smile. So, our dentist, Dr. Ed Perdue, is happy to help you start finding the answers you need by providing answers to commonly asked questions about oral hygiene for kids, which 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: You should help your child clean their smile by brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing their teeth once a day. Sometimes toddlers find oral hygiene to be boring. If this is the case for your toddler, you can make oral hygiene more exciting by playing music or making it a game.

Q: What oral hygiene tools should I use?

A: There are children’s toothbrushes available that have soft bristles. It’s best to use one of those. You can also use non-fluoridated toothpaste that is safe to swallow. This type of toothpaste can be used until your child no longer swallows the paste.

Call Dr. Edward Perdue Pediatric Dentistry today at 615-662-2191 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be more than happy to tell you all about oral hygiene in Nashville, Tennessee. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!