You want your child to have a smile that lasts a lifetime; you want their teeth to stay healthy! To give your child the best chance at getting the most from their teeth, there are a few things that you can do to help.
Helping to Form Good Habits
Forming good oral health habits early in a child's life is one of the most important ways that you can help them learn to take care of their teeth on their own. You can help by maintaining a positive attitude about brushing, flossing, and dental visits.
Kids learn by example. When you take care of your teeth, it's more likely they will too!
Cleanings & Checkups
Another important area where you can help your child maintain their smile is by ensuring that they have regular cleanings and checkups at a dentist office. When your child comes in for a checkup and cleaning, the hygienist will:
- Check your child's teeth for problems that may be present, even if there are no obvious signs
- Inspect teeth for cavities and decay and the gums for gingivitis or periodontal diseases
- Clean and polish your child's teeth
While at the office, your dentist will also inspect your child's teeth closely and answer the questions you may have about how best to keep your child's teeth as healthy as possible.