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    Get Your Toddler to Adopt a Regular Oral Health Routine

     teeth health smileYou may be on the verge of giving up on getting your toddler brush their teeth. Even the pros struggle to get these young children to brush their teeth.

    Key takeaways:

    • Even though they eventually fall off, baby teeth are important for function and in guiding the permanent teeth into their positions.
    • Your children should brush with a proper toothbrush right after the first tooth appears to prevent oral health problems.
    • Tooth brushing time should be made fun to ensure that baby complies with brushing their teeth at least twice every day. Kid toothpaste that contains fluoride should be used for brushing.

    While you should brush twice a day, doing it before bed is most important, because while your tot is lying (generally) still, bacteria have a chance to grow undisturbed. And any sugar left in the mouth, from milk or food, gives bacteria an even better environment in which to grow.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.todaysparent.com/toddler/toddler-health/how-to-brush-your-toddlers-teeth-when-shes-not-into-it/

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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