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If you want your child to have a top-notch oral health and smile, then you need to protect their teeth and gums. This is important because there are many things that can attack and damage your child’s smile. To help you protect your child’s little teeth and gums, our dentist, Dr. Ryan D. Sparks, encourages you to do a few things. Those things are:

-Help them clean their smile: This means you should help them brush their teeth twice a day. To do so, use a child-sized toothbrush and the appropriate children’s toothpaste. If your child has all of their little chompers, then it’s also important to floss their teeth daily. To make oral hygiene fun, make it a game or a family activity!

-Consider dental sealants: Dental sealants are clear coatings that are very thin. They are placed on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to keep bacteria and acid at bay. This helps prevent cavities and enamel erosion. Find out if your child is a good candidate for dental sealants by scheduling an appointment today!

-Encourage the use of a mouthguard: If your child plays high-contact sports, then they should wear a mouthguard while doing so. The mouthguard can protect their teeth and gums while they play and help them prevent oral injuries.

Call Ryan D. Sparks, DMD today at 541-754-9322 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be thrilled to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions or telling you more about smile protection in Corvallis, Oregon. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!