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St. Petersburg, FL 33703, ph: 727-526-5900
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Dental Health

dentalhealthWhy Good Dental Health is Important

 According to research, the most common chronic childhood disease in America is tooth decay. Early treatment prevents problems affecting a child’s health, well-being & self-image.

It is important to introduce oral care early in a child's life—as early as infancy. We see children starting at age one.

 

The American Dental Hygiene Association states that a good oral hygiene routine for children includes:

  • Thoroughly cleaning your infant’s gums after each feeding with a water-soaked infant cloth.
  • Helping your child brush with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Helping your child floss at night
  • Regular visits with us every 6 months 
  • Application of sealants on molars to help prevent cavities on the chewing surface