What to Do if Your Child Needs Help With…

Once your child grows older and is more experienced with keeping their smile healthy on their own, you can worry less about having to micromanage their daily hygiene routines. However, until then, and even after to some extent, children may need additional help to keep their smiles healthy beyond what you can offer them at home. Today, we examine a few ways in which your child might need help maintaining their healthy smiles, and how we can provide that help in a comfortable and kid-friendly environment.

Getting good at dental hygiene

Dental hygiene skills are the most important skills for your child to master when it comes to keeping their smiles healthy for life. Good dental hygiene is the only real defense against the daily buildup of oral bacteria, which takes the form of dental plaque on the surfaces of your child’s teeth. At its core, good dental hygiene is simple, but learning to effectively clean every surface of their teeth can take children time. Until they master it, we can help your child improve their hygiene skills with fun, simple tips based on the specific state of their dental health.

Controlling an out-of-control sweet tooth

Becoming adept at cleaning their teeth every day is an important skill for your children to learn, but for many kids, the more difficult lesson to learn is how to control their cravings for sugar. Carbohydrates like sugar are what fuel the activity of harmful oral bacteria and the production of substances, like acids, that attack your child’s healthy tooth enamel. One of the most effective ways to help children avoid overindulging on sugary foods, beverages, and treats, introduce healthier alternatives such as fruits, sugar-free yogurt, and whole foods.

Handling a dental emergency

Some of things your child needs help with concerning their oral health are things that they can learn to control on a daily basis. However, there may be instances where an emergency occurs and addressing it is necessary to preserving your child’s oral health. The good news is that we can help your child overcome nearly any dental emergency with the right care and treatment, though it takes bringing your child in for a visit as soon as possible when an emergency occurs. If your child’s tooth is damaged, in severe pain, loose, or knocked out of its socket, then schedule an emergency visit with as by calling our office today.

Learn how we can help your child

Sometimes, your child may need help mastering good dental hygiene or addressing a threat to their oral health. To learn more about how we can help, schedule an appointment by calling Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda in Dallas, TX today at 214-321-4880. We proudly serve patients who live around Casa Linda and all surrounding Dallas communities.

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