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Building a better smile for your child consists of making sure that you provide all the necessary oral health care treatments. This includes knowing and understanding how to properly clean their teeth through the use of brushing. Not only do you need to focus on using proper techniques, but it is also important to understand which products they need and how to properly Implement them.

When brushing a child’s teeth, it is important to use the recommended amount of toothpaste. You don’t want to overwhelm your child with too much toothpaste or too little to effectively clean their teeth. Ideally, for children under 3, you should focus on using a dab of toothpaste roughly the size of a grain of rice. For children between the ages of 3 and 6, a pea-sized glob of toothpaste will suffice.

You should be brushing your child’s teeth every day as soon as their first tooth erupts above the gum line. Typically, you should brush your child’s teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Do not ever share toothbrushes with your child and do not ever let your child use your toothbrush. Furthermore, because your child’s diet plays a key role in their oral health, it is important to build their smile as needed.

If you are ready to see what pediatric dentistry can do to enhance your child’s oral health, please come visit Children's Dental Care & Orthodontics at our pediatric dentist office in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Carla LaLande and our team can be reached at 702-254-8858.