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If you have questions about how to properly and effectively clean and care for your child’s teeth, gums and smile, then our dentist, Dr. Chad Howe, is happy to help you find the answers. It’s very important to do everything you can to keep your child’s smile in tip-top shape, so the more you know, the better. To help you find the answers, our dentist is happy to share the answers to the following commonly asked questions about children’s dental care in Roy, Utah:

Q: How often should I clean my child’s teeth and gums?
A: You should brush your child’s teeth twice a day, every morning and night. You should also floss your child’s teeth daily. However, if you’re still waiting for your child’s teeth to grow into place, you don’t need to worry about flossing. This is because the teeth aren’t tightly knit together yet and the brush can clean between the teeth when you scrub.

Q: What oral hygiene tools should I use to clean my child’s smile?
A: It’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush that is child sized. This tool can help you properly clean the teeth. It’s also best to use swallow-safe toothpaste if your child tends to swallow the paste as they brush, and it’s best to use fluoride-free toothpaste if your child is under the age of 3.

Q: How often should I take my child to the dental office for a checkup?
A: After your child’s first birthday, you should bring them into our office every six months for a routine cleaning and examination.

For more information and details about children’s dental care, please contact our dental team at Howe Dental by dialing 801-752-0052. When you reach out to our office, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and help you need. We look forward to hearing from you!