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If you want your child to have a top-notch oral health and smile, then you need to help them clean and care for their teeth and gums regularly. However, that would be a hard task if you don’t know all there is to know about children’s dental health. So, our dentist, Dr. Richard Ruffalo, encourages you to test your knowledge today, and maybe learn something new, by taking the following children’s dental health quiz!

1. True or False: You should start brushing a baby’s teeth when their first chomper pops out of the gums.
A. True
B. False

2. True or False: You should bring your child into our office for their first dental appointment around their first birthday or six months after their first tooth erupts.
A. True
B. False

3. True or False: Sending your child to bed with a bottle of milk is harmless.
A. True
B. False

4. True or False: You don’t need to floss your child’s teeth until all their baby teeth are grown into place and the teeth are tightly knit together.
A. True
B. False

5. True or False: You should use fluoride toothpaste to clean your baby’s teeth.
A. True
B. False
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ANSWERS

1. A
2. A
3. B (Doing so promotes baby bottle tooth decay, which is a very serious problem)
4. A
5. B (You should not expose your child’s teeth to fluoride until they are 3 years old)

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about children’s dental health in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, please contact Pediatric Dentistry South when you have the chance. Our dental team is more than happy to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to dial 412-257-1150 today!