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BRUSH up on your knowledge of teeth!

  • Posted on Sep 13, 2017

How to take care of teeth with these facts and tips from experts on children’s oral health:
– Brushing should start before a child has teeth. Wipe a baby’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or wet cloth
– Baby’s first teeth start to show around 6 months
– 20-30% of kids grind and clench their teeth
– Most Children begin treatment with braces between 8-14 years of age.

Bad habits for a child’s dental hygiene:
– Taking a bottle to bed
– Swallowing toothpaste
– Sharing utensils
– Prolonged thumb sucking

6 Things that stain children’s teeth:
– Soda
– Berries
– Sports drinks
– Medications
– Soy sauce
– Pasta sauce

Sarah Caudle, PA-C

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