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Comprehensive Oral Care for Children: From Infancy to School Age

Ensuring optimal oral health for your child begins from the very first gummy smiles of infancy. As a parent, your checklist for infant oral care lays the foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. From gently wiping gums after feedings to introducing the first toothbrush, each step is crucial in maintaining oral hygiene.

Transitioning from infancy to the toddler years, your checklist evolves to accommodate the burgeoning independence and curiosity of your little one. Toddler oral care becomes a blend of gentle guidance and interactive learning, where routines are established through playful engagement.

Then, as your child enters the school-aged phase, your checklist expands to incorporate more structured dental habits. This includes regular Sacramento dentist visits in order to emphasize proper brushing techniques and the importance of oral care, with the hope that such visit can foster habits that will carry them through adolescence and beyond.

To learn more about how to best care for your child’s oral health as they continue to grow, please continue reading on to the infographic accompanying this post.

A Parent’s Checklist For Children’s Oral Health was provided by Natomas Crossing Dental Care

Author Bio:Dr. Sheila Harris is owner of Natomas Crossing Dental Care in Sacramento, California. Dr. Harris has been a licensed dentist since 2000, after graduating from Northwestern University School of Dentistry. She is a member of numerous dental organizations and has been selected as one of the top general dentists in the Sacramento area for the past five years. 

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