How can you make sure your children understand the importance of properly maintaining their oral health? Your dentist can certainly help – a major benefit of pediatric dental care is that your dentist can work with your kids to understand how, and why, to brush properly. That being said, you should still confirm that they are exercising good brushing and flossing habits. After all, inadequate preventive dental care can leave them at risk for problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Checking on your kids’ oral care is especially important when they first take on the responsibility of brushing and flossing themselves.
How Do I Help Encourage My Child To Properly Brush And Floss?
Once your child’s primary teeth start to arrive, you should start thinking about how you can make sure their teeth can be kept in good health. Once they are old enough to start brushing and flossing on their own, you may want to check in on them periodically, to see that they are dedicating proper time and attention to their efforts.
Starting Dental Visits At An Early Age Can Encourage Them To Seek Oral Health Care As Adults
Regular dental checkups are beneficial for patients of all ages. When you start your child’s dental visits at an early age, you can help reinforce the value of these visits. Individuals who had access to better care in their early years can feel less anxious about dental work, and be more inclined to see the vale of preventive treatment. Of course, it is also worth noting that by starting professional dental care at an early age, your child is less likely need treatment for a painful cavity.
Talk To Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury About Helping Kids Practice Proper Brushing And Flossing
At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, we want to ensure all of our patients enjoy great oral care. We can help work with your kids to protect their smiles, and to make sure they understand the importance of defending themselves against cavities and gum disease. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we are proud to welcome patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all other neighboring and nearby communities.