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Children's Dentistry

Our team of professionals at Stoney Trail Dental will let you know when to start brushing your child’s teeth and how to do so. Oral health is vital at every age from before your child is a toddler transitioning into their later years. Let us help you become knowledgeable about the proper methods to care for your child’s teeth and gums.
Before your children have teeth, you need to clean their mouth regularly. A soft baby brush or damp cloth is best used when brushing and wiping your baby’s teeth and gums. Wrapping your finger around the cloth allows you to get a good grasp while still being gentle on your infant’s mouth. Remember to brush your kids’ teeth for them, typically until they are 3 years old. It is ideal for you to aid their tooth brushing from ages 3 and up until the age of 8, helping those little teeth stay happy and healthy.

Brushing 
My Infant’s Teeth

Lie your baby in a comfortable position where they feel relaxed, making sure you can see inside their mouth. Stay away from using toothpaste until your child is old enough to spit the toothpaste out, steering clear of them ingesting it. Hold their head at a 45-degree angle, aiming to where gums meet teeth, and clean in soft circles.

If there is any tooth decay or risk of developmental problems, we will let you know during an examination. Fluoride toothpaste can be used if decay is present but only in the amount the size of a grain. If risk of tooth decay is void then children up to 3 years old should only brush with water. If your child is 3-6 years old then you should use a pea size portion of fluoridated toothpaste. Make sure your child spits out all their toothpaste and gives their mouth a good rinse.
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Want an Easy Way to Floss Your Child’s Teeth? 
Follow these Steps…

1

Measure the length of floss for your child by making it the length of their arm. You should wrap the floss around your middle finger and leave 2 inches between your hands.

2

Using your index finger, guide the floss gently between their teeth. As you slide the floss between your children’s teeth do so by going around the base of the tooth where it connects with the gums, in a C shape.

3

Wipe your child’s tooth from bottom to top 2-3 times or more until it is sparkling clean. Remember to floss both sides of each tooth and never forget the backs of the last molars.

4

As you move from tooth to tooth, change to a clean floss section that is being used.
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Children do not produce as much saliva or spit during sleep so it is critical they brush their teeth right before they go to bed. Saliva is in our mouths to keep them clean.
In order to keep your child’s mouth in the best shape, we suggest getting a new toothbrush every 3-4 months for ultimate cleanliness. This way, germs that build up in a well-used toothbrush over time are avoided. At their dentist appointment, we will give your child a toothbrush and flossing tools so these steps can be accomplished at home, and practiced regularly, before their next appointment. 

Healthy eating is another key to oral hygiene. Limiting sugary drinks and keeping snacking down to only 2-3 times a day will aid in keeping you and your children away from cavities and trips to the dentist.
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