5 Things to Know about Children’s Dental Care

Dentist Showing child how to brush teeth

As a modern parent, you know there are endless things to keep track of for your child.  As they grow, the number of things going on continues to grow. Cleveland Smile Center knows this challenge well.

The best things that parents can do is set a good the example when it comes to dental habits. Children will tend to follow the example of parents and that can establish healthy habits for life.

To get started, we put together 5 Things to keep in mind as your child grows and how to make sure they keep a healthy mouth and smile.

Young boy flossing his teeth

1. Dental hygiene should be taught to children at a young age. This includes brushing teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and limiting sugary foods and drinks.


Dentist with Smiling Child Patient

2. Regular dental check-ups are important for children to maintain good oral health. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children see a dentist by their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth coming in.

Dental Sealants

3. Dental sealants can protect children’s teeth from decay. Sealants are a plastic coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent plaque and food from getting stuck in the grooves.

young girl with braces getting a checkup

4. Orthodontic treatment can address issues such as overcrowding, bite problems, and jaw growth. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by age 7.

Boy getting fluoride treatment

5. Fluoride treatments can help strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay. Many communities add fluoride to their water supply, and fluoride supplements may be recommended by a dentist for children at high risk of tooth decay.

Cleveland Smile Center is Family Owned, Family Operated in a Family Environment. We understand how important it is for your child to have a great dental experience every time.  Find out more about our pediatric dental care.

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