Atlantic Pediatric Dentistry in Little Silver has some great tips for your children's teeth!

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1. Flossing is equally, if not more important than, brushing your teeth. Everyone should be flossing oce a day to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

2. Sealants are a great way to protect your childrens' permanent molars. The sealant material flows into the grooves and crevices on those teeth, preventing food and plaque from sitting in those spots and causing decay.

3. Everyone should establish a dental home for themselves and their children. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child visit the dentist by the age of one or when the first tooth erupts.

4. Mouth guards should be worn for all contact sports to protect your child's teeth and reduce their chances for any significant oral trauma if an accident should occur. Custom mouth guards can be made by your dentist the achieve the best fit possible.

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