Your Dental Hygiene Checklist: A Through F!

You brush and floss every day! Your kids do, too. One of the results of this necessary part of your daily life for a healthy smile is the fact that you have to shop for the dental hygiene products everyone needs in order to complete a job well done, each and every time you follow through with your preventive efforts at home! So, though you know the products you need (toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss), you may hit a snag when it comes to the finer details. Our Dallas, TX team knows this and has an easy way to help you remember the specifics!

A Is For ADA Acceptance

Is the toothbrush, toothpaste, or dental floss actually going to help your child avoid decay and a need for fillings, you wonder? How can you know for sure whether the product itself is good enough for dental hygiene? One way: Check for ADA (American Dental Association) acceptance on the package!

B Is For Bristles

We remind you that when seeking out dental hygiene products for the whole family, every last family member needs a toothbrush with bristles that are categorized as “soft.” Too hard or firm and you’ll cause damage.

C Is For Color

Though it’s very possible you don’t even consider color when you shop for your own toothbrush or other dental hygiene items, we remind you that this is the type of thing that can make shopping, brushing, and flossing much more exciting to your child. Let your son or daughter select his or her favorite toothbrush color, so it’s special! (Having more than one child select different colors also makes it easy to distinguish between items).

D Is For Dimensions

Make sure your child can successfully and comfortably hold the toothbrush, use the toothpaste, and handle the dental floss for success!

E Is For Effectiveness

If you notice a particular product isn’t really working, try something else. By perfecting your product selection, you make way for best dental hygiene practices!

F Is for Flavor

Allow us to also offer you this extremely important reminder when it comes to dental hygiene for children: Flavor is so very important! So, whether you’re selecting toothpaste, dental floss, or anything else used to keep teeth and gums safe and healthy, don’t overlook this aspect. Though watermelon toothpaste may sound yucky to you, it may be just what your kids need to feel excited about smile care!

Learn About Best Practices In Dental Hygiene

When it’s time to talk about your dental hygiene, don’t forget that we can help you with every last aspect! From your child’s technique to figuring out the best products to purchase, we are happy to guide you. 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 and more.

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