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Dr. Nieku Manshadi understands that as parent your child’s health and well-being are a top priority. Instilling good oral hygiene habits in their youth will go a long way toward helping your child maintain good oral health as an adult.

You should start brushing and flossing each of their teeth as soon as they emerge from the gums. Making their twice-daily brushing experience fun and upbeat will help keep them engaged in the process of cleaning their teeth.

Many oral hygiene product manufacturers will offer child friendly toothpastes with flashy graphics and images of popular characters. This can help build your child’s enthusiasm for brushing their teeth.

Unfortunately, some of these toothpastes​ rely more on imagery than effectiveness. The active ingredients used in these brands might not meet the American Dental Association’s high standards.

When selecting a new toothpaste for your child, you need to look for the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. This small logo, printed on the package, indicates that the American Dental Association has tested and researched the active ingredients for safe and effective use in a daily oral hygiene routine.

After identifying the highest quality brands, you can then let your child select which flavor and theme they like best. This will help keep your child encouraged to brush their teeth twice each day while giving you the comfort of knowing they’re using the best toothpaste.

If you live in the Bee Cave, Texas, area and you have questions about oral hygiene products for your family, you can call 512.263.7455 to set up a consultation at Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry.