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There’s no time when it’s more vital to keep up your chompers and gums than when you’re brushing for two people. By using the right oral products, you can help your little one grow strong and healthy teeth as you save your own dental health. Use the following tips to make sure your pearly whites are as strong as they can be for you and your child.

TIP 1: Brush two times per day with ADA-approved toothpaste with fluoride.

Brushing your chompers is guidance that we’ve all heard, but do you know how it protects your teeth from damaging bacteria? While you’re brushing, the toothpaste and the bristles of the toothbrush clean your teeth, eliminating bacterial acids and wedged debris. Fluoride, a naturally occurring element found in a number of toothpastes, fortifies the enamel of your teeth, adding an extra layer of protection against bacterial acids.

TIP 2: Floss your chompers and gums once a day to get rid of cavity-causing food remnants.

We understand that it feels messy to many people, but we promise that as you practice flossing, that feeling will dissipate and you’ll love the feeling you get when you eliminate lodged debris from between your pearly whites and gums. And you’ll also love your dental bill, since lodged food debris are like candy to cavity-causing bacteria. Pledge to floss!

TIP 3: Use only products that display the ADA seal of approval.

The ADA is the USA’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 seal, you can be assured that you’re using safe products.

Keeping these tips in mind is always important, and twice so when you are expectant. If you’re pregnant, please set up your next visit with Dr. Brittany Greer at Cleveland Dental Associates in Cleveland, Texas, by calling 281-592-5865 now so we can adjust your service plan accordingly.