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Do you want your child to have the top-notch smile and oral health they deserve? If so, you need to help them care for their teeth and gums. In order to do so, you need to know all about children’s dental health. So, our dentist, Dr. Michael Tew, encourages you to test what you know about it by taking our children’s dental health quiz. If you don’t know much about children’s dental health, we hope you learn something new today!

1. True or False: You should wait to brush your child’s teeth until they are 1 year old.
A. True
B. False

2. True or False: You need to bring your child in for their first checkup around their first birthday or six months after their first tooth erupts.
A. True
B. False

3. True or False: You should not send your child to bed with a bottle of milk or other sugary liquid.
A. True
B. False

4. True or False: You should start flossing your child’s teeth immediately as they erupt from the gums.
A. True
B. False

5. True or False: You should not use fluoride to clean your child’s teeth if they are under 3 years old.
A. True
B. False

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ANSWERS

1. B (You should brush your child’s teeth as soon as they erupt from the gums)
2. A
3. A (Sending them to bed with a sugary liquid can promote baby bottle tooth decay)
4. B (You should floss when their baby teeth have all erupted)
5. A

Do you have any questions about children’s dental health in West Jordan, Utah? If so, please reach out to Children's Landing Pediatric Dentistry today at 801.282.1802. Our dental team will be thrilled to help you in any way we can, and we are excited to give you the information you’re looking for!