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If you want to keep your child’s smile healthy and strong, our dentist, Dr. Troy Hardy, is happy to hear it! Your child deserves a top-notch oral health that will help them have a convenient and comfortable life. Unfortunately, there are many things that can attack and harm your child’s smile, and it’s important to protect your child’s smile against them. To help you do so, our dentist recommends doing the following things:

-Help them clean their smile: Use a child-sized toothbrush and the appropriate children’s toothpaste to brush your child’s little chompers twice a day. You should also use easy-to-use dental floss to clean between their teeth daily. However, flossing is not necessary if the teeth are not tightly knit together and if the brush can successfully clean between the teeth. To find out if you should floss your child’s smile, feel free to ask your dentist.

-Consider dental sealants: Dental sealants are clear coatings that are very thin. They are placed on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to keep bacteria and acid at bay. This helps prevent cavities and enamel erosion. Find out if your child is a good candidate for dental sealants by scheduling an appointment today!

-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.

To learn more about how to protect your child’s smile in Lehi, Utah, please contact Hardy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry when you have the opportunity. Our dental team will be happy to give you the answers, tips and information you need, so please don’t hesitate to call 801-331-8449 today!