Parent Education

Tooth Brushing
Children’s hands and mouths are different than adults. They need to use toothbrushes designed for children. Change to a new brush about every three months.
Digit Sucking
Digit sucking is a habit that occurs in infants. Children usually give up digit sucking by the age of four. This can also affect the position of the upper and lower jaw and can also affect speech.
Tooth Eruption
The first baby teeth come into the mouth are the two bottom front teeth. You will notice this when your baby is about six to eight months old.
Adolescence & Oral Care

There is evidence that demonstrates how periodontal disease may increase during adolescence due to lack of motivation to practice oral hygiene.

Several specific types of bacteria that live on the teeth cause decay. When sugar is consumed, the bacteria use the sugar and then manufacture acids.
Limiting sugar intake and brushing regularly, of course, can help. The longer it takes your child to chew their food, the longer the residue stays on their teeth.
While many people believe periodontal disease is an adult problem, studies indicate that gingivitis is nearly a universal problem.