Ways Monitoring Your Child’s Oral Health Helps You, Too

When you’re putting a ton of focus on your child’s oral health, it can be easy to let your smile health take a backseat in order of importance. Of course, the best approach is to ensure the smile health of every member in your family is being taken into consideration. Wondering how to do this, when it feels like there’s just never enough time? Keep in mind that when you brush and floss and focus on smile protection along with your kiddo, you can keep your son or daughter’s smile on track and your own smile on track at the same time! Review our Dallas, TX team’s advice.

Brush And Floss Together

Don’t forget that just as it’s beneficial for your child to watch you brushing and flossing, it is also an opportunity for you to point your child in the right direction as he or she flosses. You can monitor the length of brushing and flossing sessions and redirect if necessary, so hygiene is effective. What else can you do, you ask? Well, you can get your own smile clean at the very same time! This may also ensure that you are brushing thoroughly for two minutes and flossing thoroughly, too, particularly if you often feel you’re short on time for your own needs.

Set Up Your Visits In One Sitting

Since you’re bringing your child in to see our team for pediatric dental care, you’re going to be calling us for visits that help protect your child’s oral health and then you’re going to be calling your own dental practice. How to make this work for you? Set aside time to make phone calls in one sitting. That way, you’ll schedule your child’s preventive care, you’ll schedule your own, you can get any other family members’ visits on the books, too, and everyone wins!

Shop Together!

We have mentioned this in the past and we will bring it up again! Your children love to feel like big kids, which is why it’s beneficial to bring your kiddos with you when you’re shopping for oral health items like toothbrushes and toothpaste. Incorporate your children into the experience, so they get excited, they get to choose what they like, and they quickly learn how to shop for their own oral health needs!

Learn More About Protecting Your Family’s Oral Health

Find out more from our team regarding how you can practice excellent preventive dental care for your child and for yourself at the same time! 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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