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Are you prepared to give your child the oral health care they need so their smile can continue to thrive for decades to come? Taking care of their baby teeth is as important as it is for caring for their adult teeth, as one can influence the other. If bad habits start at a young age, their adult teeth may not grow in fully or correctly. Thus, it is important to always take care of your child’s oral health care.

You should begin brushing your child’s teeth around the age of 6 to 10 months. This is the age in which their teeth begin to erupt above the gum line. As soon as their teeth are exposed to nature, they can begin to suffer from tooth decay. Before your child is one year of age, bring them in to visit with their dentist for a comprehensive oral health examination.

Always remember to never share appliances with your child. This includes brushing utensils or any other objects, as doing so can pass germs and bacteria easily between you and your child. Furthermore, make sure your child is eating a healthy diet to improve their physical and oral health. In addition, you should be brushing your child’s teeth twice a day with safe products that will not further damage their teeth.

If you would like to book an exam for treatments with Dr. Nils Sandstrom and the rest of our team at Nils F. Sandstrom, DDS, you are welcome to call our office at 708-388-2500 for an appointment for your child in Palos Heights, Illinois.