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Your dentist, Dr. Troy Hardy, encourages you to ensure that your child brushes twice a day, flosses once a day, rinses with mouthwash daily (depending on the age), and attends their checkups every six months. Do you ever wonder why your dentist encourages this? If so, our dental team is more than happy to give you the answers you’re looking for. Oral hygiene is important and recommended because:

-It can teach them how to care for their smile now and in the future. When you start oral hygiene at an early age, your child can understand that cleaning their smile is important. This can help them make oral hygiene a habit and priority as they grow up.

-It can help them avoid dental issues. Unfortunately, your child’s smile is vulnerable to dental problems as soon as they are born. Brushing, flossing, rinsing and attending checkups can help eliminate the bacteria in the mouth that create tooth decay, gum disease and other dental issues. This can keep your child’s smile healthy and strong.

-It can help them maintain healthy primary teeth. Primary teeth are very important. In fact, they help your child talk and eat. They also reserve a space in the smile for the permanent teeth that lie underneath, waiting to erupt. It’s important to keep those primary teeth in tip-top shape, even though they fall out of the mouth eventually.

For more information and details about oral hygiene in Lehi, Utah, please contact Hardy Smiles Pediatric Dentistry today. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the answers and help you need if you just dial 801-331-8449 now. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!