Dental Care: Why It Might Be Time For A Routine

When you hear that focusing on routine-making can be an extremely valuable tool within dental care for your child, you may think to yourself, “But I already have a daily routine!” If you’ve already got times and practices for smile care all laid out on a day-to-day basis, then you may have already mastered the art of sticking to a schedule. However, if you’ve got the ball rolling as far as your usual activities (such as taking kids to school, heading out for extra-curricular activities, bedtime, etc.), you may want to allow this to spill right on over into things like brushing, flossing, and visits. See what we mean!

Get On A Strict Routine With Dental Hygiene

Yes, you already know that you and your children should brush twice a day (two minutes each time). You know you need to floss daily, too. However, if you haven’t tried sticking to a daily routine, this might help! Brush at the same time every morning and evening no matter what. Soon, dental care will move along with incredible ease.

Get Into A Routine With Dental Visits, Too

Like scheduling your visits for professional dental care mid-morning in June and December? Stick to it! Your kids will know what to expect and it will just become one more part of their long-term oral health routine!

Start An Eating Routine, As Well!

As you have likely figured out, when your kids know exactly what to expect, it can make most things so much easier. When you’re relying on routine to help protect your children’s smile health, it’s natural to consider the foods your child eats. You may add this philosophy into mealtime by coming up with:

  • Times that you eat meals
  • Decisions about desserts (perhaps your kids know that dessert happens only on Fridays or at restaurants. Maybe they know that they can have dessert only after eating and that they have to drink water afterwards). Whatever works for you!
  • Rules regarding drinks. Again, sodas, juice, and more may become special rather than a given, which will help protect growing smiles.

Remember Visits For Your Kids To Promote Strong Teeth

Keep those visits scheduled without missing a week or a month and the six-month prevention you offer your kids will provide powerful oral health protection. 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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