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Your child deserves a strong and healthy smile. Unfortunately, there are many things in the world today that can attack the teeth and gums and make it harder to maintain or even return to a healthy smile. The good news is that there are things you can do to help protect your child’s smile and prevent the damage in the first place. Our dentist, Dr. Brian Wah, is happy to tell you all about those things, which are:

-Help them clean their smile: They should brush their teeth twice a day with a child-sized toothbrush and the appropriate toothpaste. If their teeth are tightly knit together, like if they have all their teeth, then it’s also important to floss daily. If they despise oral hygiene, you can try to make it fun by making it a family activity or letting them choose their favorite toothbrush and toothpaste!

-Consider dental sealants: Dental sealants are thin, clear coatings that are painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth and hardened. These coatings protect the teeth from bacteria and acid and help prevent cavities and enamel erosion. Check to see if your child is a candidate for dental sealants today by scheduling an appointment!

-Encourage the use of a mouthguard: A mouthguard can help your child prevent oral injury if they participate in high-contact sports and activities. In fact, a mouthguard can help your child avoid knocking out and breaking their teeth when they get hit in the mouth.

For more information and details about how to protect your child’s smile in Franklin, Tennessee, please contact Children's and Adolescent Dentistry of Franklin when you get the chance. Our dental team is here to give you the answers and help you need, so please don’t hesitate to contact 615-905-8920 now!