Pediatric Dentistry in Puyallup, WA
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Caring for Your Child’s Teeth
We recommend brushing four times a day for optimal oral hygiene: after breakfast, after lunch, after dinner, and at bedtime.
Brushing can be fun, and your child should brush as soon as the first tooth arrives. When a baby’s tooth erupts, brush the tooth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. For children younger than two, do not use fluoride toothpaste unless advised to do so by Dr. Hanks or Dr. Williams. Flossing is also a part of good oral hygiene habits, and we will discuss with you the right time to start flossing. If you notice signs of decay, contact Woodland Dental Center immediately.
Although we do see many children at our office, there are some children who may be better suited in a specialty pediatric dental office, which we can refer you to if needed.