FOCUS - APRIL 2018 25 462 Paxton Street, Port Perry Located across from the hospital in the Medical Associates building 905-985-8459 ORAL HEALTH IN CHILDREN * Cavities are preventable in children ages 3 to 4 * Proper oral health in newborns is essential * wipe the gums after feeding with a simple clean cloth * the infant connects feeding with oral hygiene *Once the connection is made, brushing teeth in the future will be easier. *Making the first dental visit a positive experience encourages better oral health. Dr. Sandro Del Rosso DENTIST General Dentistry specializing in Children’s Oral Health Call today to book a consultation with DR. SANDRO DEL ROSSO. EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE Take a piece of floss about as long as your arm. Wrap it around your middle fingers leaving about 2 inches between your hands. Use your index fingers to guide the floss between your teeth and wrap it into a “C” shape under the gumline at the base of the tooth. Wipe the tooth from bottom to top 2 or 3 times or more until it is squeaky clean. Repeat on each tooth using a new section of floss each time. If your fingers get tangled in the floss, try tying it into a loop. Flossing gets easier the more you do it, so be patient. Preventing Gum Disease