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Effective oral hygiene habits consistently rely on brushing your child’s teeth each morning and night, as well as remembering to thoroughly floss them at least once each day. It is intended to remove bacterial matter and food particles from your child’s mouth before they can contribute to problems with tooth decay and gum disease.

The American Dental Association also notes that your child needs to have a routine dental checkup performed twice each year. If Children's and Adolescent Dentistry of Franklin’s dentist detects an area of concern, Dr. Brian Wah will explain their possible treatment or prevention options.

This might include administering a basic fluoride treatment to help strengthen your child’s tooth enamel and reduce your chances of suffering tooth decay between your dental checkups. This can often be done at the end of the appointment. 

They should try to avoid eating or drinking for up to half an hour after the treatment. This will allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the microscopic pores of their tooth enamel.

Dr. Brian Wah and his staff might also provide you with some simple tips to help improve your child’s daily routine. This could include making sure that all of your oral care products have been approved by the American Dental Association.

If you are in the Franklin, Tennessee, region and you have any concerns about the health of your child’s mouth, please call 615-905-8920 to schedule a dental checkup at Children's and Adolescent Dentistry of Franklin.