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A Lifetime of Dental Health

A LIFETIME OF DENTAL HEALTH KID-FRI ENDLY DENTAL CARE 1. Clean your baby's gums with a washcloth Gets child used to oral care 2. Start brushing when the first tooth appears Floss when teeth start touching 3. Teach older kids to brush 2x and floss 1x daily Use pea-sized dab of toothpaste 4. Take your child to the dentist 2x yearly Make trips a positive experience 5. Ask the dentist about additional treatments Consider fluoride and sealants for permanent teeth ADULT TECHNIQUES FOR HEALTHY TEETH 1. Brush 2x and floss 1x daily Removes plaque to prevent decay 2. See your dentist every 6 months Regular check-ups catch problems early 3. Be alert to gum disease symptoms Red, swollen gums that may bleed 4. Limit sugary and starchy foods They contribute to plaque build-up 5. Talk to your dentist about cosmetic treatments Whitening, veneers, and other options can improve your smile SAVVY SENIOR STRATEGIES FOR DENTAL HEALTH 1. Maintain your brushing and flossing routine Use an electric toothbrush 2. Try anti-sensitivity toothpastes Tooth sensitivity is if maneuvering becomes difficult common in seniors 4. Discuss your health conditions with your dentist Heart disease, diabetes, and other issues impact oral health 3. Talk to your dentist about dry mouth treatments Many medications cause dry mouth 5. Get treatment for lost or loose teeth right away Dentures and dental implants are both options SOURCES: ral-and-Dental-Health-at-Any-Age/Infants-and-Children/Toddler-Child -Transitional-Care/article/Oral-Health-for-Children.cvsp ral-and-Dental-Health-at-Any-Age/Adults/Adult-Maintenance-and-Ca re/article/How-do-l-Care-for-my-Teeth-as-an-Adult.cvsp ral-and-Dental-Health-at-Any-Age/Seniors/Senior-Maintenance-and-C are/article/Oral-Health-for-Seniors.cvsp PROVIDED BY: HAMPTON FAMILY DENTISTRY OF MIDDLETOWN & WALDEN www.MIDDLETOWNWALDENDENTIST.COM

A Lifetime of Dental Health

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Do you know how to spot the symptoms of gum disease? Common warning signs include red and swollen gums that may bleed. Take a look at this Middletown sedation dentistry infographic to see how proper d...


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