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There’s no time when it’s more key to clean your teeth and gums than when you’re brushing for two people. By using the right dental products, you can help your little one progress tough and healthy teeth as you keep your own dental health. Use the following tips to ensure your chompers are as tough as they can be for you and your child.

TIP 1: Brush twice a day with ADA-approved toothpaste.

Brushing your teeth is advice that we’ve all heard, but do you understand how it protects your chompers from destructive acids? While you’re brushing, the toothpaste and the bristles of the toothbrush clean your chompers, eradicating bacteria and lodged food remnants. Fluoride, a naturally occurring element found in lots of toothpastes, fortifies the enamel of your pearly whites, adding an additional layer of protection against bacterial acids.

TIP 2: Floss your chompers and gums once per day to extricate cavity-causing debris.

We know that it feels messy to lots of people, but we promise that as you floss, that feeling will dissipate and you’ll love the clean feeling you get when you get rid of wedged debris from your chompers and gums. And you’ll also love your dental bill, because wedged food debris are like candy to cavity-causing bacteria. Commit to floss and never look back!

TIP 3: Use items that display the ADA seal.

The ADA is the US’s largest professional group of dentists, and they really know their stuff. They test many oral products, and products wearing their seal of approval are proven safe to use for your pearly whites and gums. You can look for the seal on floss and toothpaste containers, as well as any oral products; by using products with the seal, you can be certain that you’re using safe products.

Keeping these tips in mind is always important, and doubly so when you are welcoming a new member to your family soon. If you’re pregnant, please pencil in your next visit with Dr. Alfonso Gonzalez at Gonzalez Dental Care in Redwood City, California, by calling (415) 334-4554 now so we can adjust your treatment plan accordingly.