Time And Frequency: Children’s Dentistry Questions

If it’s one thing that you often feel like you don’t have a whole lot of, it’s time! As a result, the passing of seconds, minutes, hours, and more is likely something that is consistently on your mind. You know just what time to pick the kids up from school, you have birthdays and appointments marked on your calendar and in your planner, and you’ve got the frequency of piano and dance lessons memorized. It’s a lot to take in! As a result, you may find yourself focused on time-related children’s dentistry questions only to realize you’re not really sure what the answers are. Not to worry! We can help.

How Often Should My Children Brush?

Your child should brush his or her teeth twice daily. That doesn’t mean twice any time of day. It means make sure your child brushes in the morning. Then, brush again at night before bedtime.

How Long Should Brushing Last?

It’s very important that brushing sessions extend throughout a full two minutes. Otherwise, chances are good that your son or daughter is missing some areas and some plaque.

How Often Should My Child Floss?

This is a common children’s dentistry question! Your child should floss one time each day. The same goes for Mom and Dad.

How Long Should Flossing Last?

A couple minutes. As long as is required to floss one’s entire smile without skipping any spaces.

How Often Should We Schedule Visits?

We prefer to see you and your child two time each year, with visits spaced six months apart.

What If An Emergency Arises?

Of course, just because you already came in to see us and it’s not “time” for a dental checkup yet, that doesn’t mean you cannot come in between appointments. This is particularly true of dental emergencies. If one arises, remember to contact us immediately!

Care For Your Child’s Smile Like Clockwork

Remember that we are always happy to answer questions about anything under the sun, so we can best help you protect your children’s smiles. Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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