Flossing for children

The most important teeth to floss in a child are the back teeth.

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When to visit a dentist

The American Academy of Pediatrics and most pediatric dentists say it’s a good idea to bring your child to a dentist around the time he turns 1.

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Limiting sickness

If your child is sick, toothpaste should be placed on the brush via a cotton swab or a clean finger to avoid contaminating the toothpaste tube.

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Choosing a toothbrush

Take your tot to the store and let him choose his own toothbrush and toothpaste.

A colorful character on the brush’s handle may not inspire you, but it might make all the difference in coaxing your toddler to brush his teeth.

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When to see the dentist

Experts agree that you should bring your child to the dentist by her first birthday.

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Tooth decay danger

Early childhood decay is usually caused when babies are put to sleep with a bottle filled with milk, formula, juice, or other drinks that contain sugar, even natural sugars.

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