- Brushing and flossing daily is important to maintain both tooth and gum health for the long run. Children should be supervised until they demonstrate the ability to brush well on their own.
- Teach your children by example by practicing good oral hygiene. Taking your child along with you to the dentist at an early age will increase their level of comfort.
- To ensure your child is brushing for the recommended 2 minutes two times a day, keep a sand timer or clock handy and put them in charge of timing.
- Encourage your child to eat a good breakfast so they are less likely to eat sugary snacks throughout the day. Try snacks like fruit cheese and crackers instead of sugary ones to aid in reducing tooth decay.
- Early visits to the dentist can also enable your dentists to spot cavities in their early phases. Left untreated, tooth decay in a young patient may eventually lead to the loss of a primary tooth.
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015