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As your family’s resource for comprehensive and comfortable dental care, Drs. Michael Long and Matthew Thurman, along with the rest of our team are happy to share some tips today for your child’s oral care.

Are you taking good care of your child’s oral health? If any teeth are present, it is important that they are cleaned and cared for on a daily basis. All kids should have their teeth brushed daily. The benefits of teeth brushing in children include:

– Very little toothpaste needs to be used for infants, so strive for a quantity about the size of a grain of rice.

– Sometime before a child turns one year of age, it is wise to bring your child in to see a pediatrician to ensure their brushing habits are progressing smoothly.

– A child’s diet is as helpful for their oral health as their overall health, so make proper food choices for your child to enjoy.

– To circumvent the dangers of contamination, never share toothbrushes or cleaning utensils with others, especially children, as doing so can move harmful bacteria from your mouth to theirs, even if you think the brush has been cleaned.

No matter the needs you require from your smile, our team at H. Michael Long, DDS can help. To schedule a visit to our dental office in Tullahoma, Tennessee, call us at 931-455-2595. We look forward to improving your child’s smile for many years to come!