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There’s no time when it’s more crucial to clean your teeth and gums than when you’re brushing for two. By using the right dental products, you can help your child progress tough and healthy teeth as you retain your own oral health. Use the following tips to ensure your teeth are as tough as they can be for you and your child.

TIP 1: Brush twice daily with ADA-approved toothpaste.

Brushing your teeth is advice that we’ve all heard, but do you understand how it protects your teeth from dangerous acids? While you’re brushing, the toothpaste and the bristles of the toothbrush clean your chompers, eradicating acids and lodged debris. Fluoride, a naturally occurring element found in many toothpastes, fortifies the outer layer of your teeth, adding an additional layer of protection against acids.

TIP 2: Floss your teeth and gums one time per day to eliminate cavity-causing debris.

We know that it feels messy to lots of people, but we promise that as you practice flossing, that feeling will dissipate and you’ll love the feeling you get when you extract wedged debris from your chompers and gums. And you’ll also love your oral bill, since lodged food debris are like candy to cavity-causing bacteria. Commit to floss and never look back!

TIP 3: Use only items that display the ADA seal.

The ADA is America’s largest group of dentists, and they really understand their stuff. They test many oral products, and products wearing their seal of approval are proven safe to use for your chompers and gums. You can look for the ADA seal on toothpaste containers, as well as any dental products; by using products with the ADA seal, you can be assured that you’re using safe products.

Keeping these tips in mind is always important, and especially so when you are having a baby. If you’re pregnant, please pencil in your next appointment with Dr. Paul Greco at Hartsdale Family Dental in Hartsdale, New York, by calling 914-205-3750 now so we can adapt your treatment plan accordingly.