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The dental professionals at West Valley Pediatric Dentistry understand that as a parent your child’s health is very important to you. Instilling good oral hygiene habits while they are young will certainly help your child maintain good oral health in their adult years.

Dr. Samuel Bailey advises that you can start brushing and flossing each of their teeth as soon as they emerge from the gums. Making their twice-daily brushing experience fun and upbeat will help keep them engaged in the process of cleaning their teeth.

It’s important to note that many oral hygiene product manufacturers offer child-friendly toothpaste with engaging images and themes. This can help build your child’s enthusiasm for brushing their teeth.

It’s also important to keep in mind that some child-safe toothpaste has little more than cosmetic value. The active ingredients used in these brands might not meet the American Dental Association’s high standards for safety and effectiveness

When you’re shopping for new toothpaste for your child you should look for the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. This small logo indicates that the American Dental Association has tested and researched the active ingredients for safe and effective use in a daily oral hygiene routine.

If you live in the Taylorsville, Utah, area and you have a question about your child’s oral health, you can always call 801-417-8080 to schedule a dental checkup or consultation at West Valley Pediatric Dentistry.