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ATLANTA, GA, March 19, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Norcross Dental Associates knows that a baby's first tooth is one of the amazing milestones every parent gets to experience. However, the dentists in Duluth wish to remind parents that once that first baby tooth erupts, it's important to start taking care of your baby's teeth to create a lifetime of healthy teeth.
Dental care needs to start young. Even before your child can take care of their own teeth, parents must begin to take steps to protect their oral health. After meals, you should wipe an infant's gums and teeth to remove plaque and food with a damp cloth. Once your doctor says your child is old enough, begin using an age-appropriate soft bristled toothbrush to gently brush their teeth. You can use a very small amount of kids toothpaste as they get older.
According to Norcross Dental Associates' dentists in Norcross, Ga., children will not have the coordination or dexterity to properly brush their teeth until they are around five or six years old. If you can, it's best to make tooth brushing a game to look forward to. A tool for this is mouthwash that dyes plaque a fun color. You can play "spot the plaque" with your child and encourage them to remove it by brushing again.
"Another great way to teach your child how to brush is to lead by example," says Ken Tralongo, CEO of Tralongo Management. "Brush your teeth with your child so that they can learn by observing you."
You will want to be sure to bring your child in for regular dental cleanings throughout their childhood. Learn more at http://www.norcrossdentalassociates.com.
About Norcross Dental Associates:
Norcross Dental Associates is a comprehensive family dental practice. Their team of highly trained and experienced professionals provide general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. The goal of each Norcross dentist specialist is to deliver top-quality care in a warm and compassionate environment.
Learn more at http://www.norcrossdentalassociates.com/.
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