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Oral hygiene is very important. In fact, it’s vital for a top-notch oral health and smile. This is why our dentists, Dr. Richard Ruffalo and associates, encourage you to help your child keep up with oral hygiene. However, this might be tough if you have questions about oral hygiene. So, to help you help your child properly and effectively clean their teeth and gums, our dentist is happy to give you the answers you’re looking for by answering these commonly asked questions:

Q: How should I clean my baby’s smile?

A: You should clean your baby’s smile by wiping their gums with a wet, clean washcloth after each feeding. When they start getting their first little chompers, brush them with a finger toothbrush regularly.

Q: How should I clean my toddler’s smile?

A: You should help your child clean their smile by brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing their teeth once a day. Sometimes toddlers find oral hygiene to be boring. If this is the case for your toddler, you can make oral hygiene more exciting by playing music or making it a game.

Q: What oral hygiene tools should I use?

A: You should use a child-sized toothbrush and non-fluoride toothpaste that is safe to swallow. These tools can help cleaning a child’s smile easier and more convenient.

To learn more about oral hygiene in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, or to ask our dental team a question that wasn’t included in this blog, call Pediatric Dentistry South at 412-257-1150 when you can. Our dental team is happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!