A Parent’s Checklist for Children’s Oral Health

Guest post by: Dr. Shelia Harris, Natomas Crossing Dental Care.

Now is the best time to start thinking about your child’s dental health. Proper dental care starts well before your child loses his or her first tooth. For parents, it’s important to understand what proper dental care is at every stage of your child’s development. Although, baby teeth aren’t meant to last, they deserve to be treated with the same level of care as permanent teeth. Healthy baby teeth are the foundation to your child’s oral health later in life.

The following checklist provides parents with a guide to proper dental care at each stage in their children’s development — from infancy to school age. Follow this checklist and you can ensure that your child develops good dental habits that will serve them well throughout their life.

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Author bio:

 Dr. Shelia Harris is the owner of Natomas Crossing Dental Care, a Sacramento dentistry. She has been a licensed since 2000, when she received her degree from Northwestern University School of Dentistry. Dr. Harris is a member of numerous dental organizations and has been selected as one of the top general dentists in the Sacramento area for the past 5 consecutive years.

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