You may have flossing and brushing down to a science but that doesn’t mean you feel completely confident about every single choice you’re making. When it comes to selecting the proper products to achieve excellent home preventive care, you may find that you’re doing your best but a bit more education would be nice. To ensure you’re offering your child the most effective daily brushing, consider some easy-to-follow suggestions for making the best toothpaste selection possible for your little ones.
During your child’s dental checkup we look for a long list of concerns. True, our immediate focus includes concerns about oral health, including issues like gum disease or tooth decay. However, we also take a close look at the way your child’s teeth are developing. If they develop in such a way that will result in misalignment, it’s important that we begin discussing whether your child will require orthodontic care quite early on. The sooner we begin guiding teeth into place, the easier it is to achieve optimal results.
Sure, your little one may eat something every now and then that results in some not-so-pleasant breath. However, if you begin to notice that this is a daily problem, you may find yourself concerned that something more complex is happening. While your instincts are correct – there is certainly an underlying factor involved with bad breath – there are also a variety of solutions. Do a bit of detective work to narrow down the possibilities and you will find that attaining fresh breath is just around the corner.
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There’s just something about finding out your child’s teeth are healthy and free of cavities during a checkup that fills you with joy and relief. However, there’s also something about avoiding dental fillings that often causes parents to wonder if they’ve been lucky or if there’s anything else they can do to protect a child’s smiles from tooth decay. Fortunately, keeping your child safe from the negative effects of plaque – particularly cavities – is something we can easily speak to. By adhering to some simple guidelines (that will protect your smile, too) you can rest easy knowing you’re doing a wonderful job as a mom or dad.
You may wonder when exactly dental care is supposed to begin. After all, your baby smiles the cutest smile you’ve ever seen, but for a while it’s a toothless grin you’re ooh-ing and ahh-ing over. We also recognize that a major concern may be how to approach daily hygiene, while remaining careful to avoid irritating baby’s delicate tissues. Fortunately, by becoming familiar with the basics, you will know just what to do, when to do it, and how to keep your little one’s smile in excellent shape from the get-go.
You probably know that when it comes to the big bad wolf of oral health problems, periodontal disease is certainly quite the monster. However, if you don’t know much about what it is or how to prevent gum disease, you may find yourself at a loss regarding the protection of your little one’s smile. The good news is that understanding gum-related illness and how to avoid it is extremely simple. By becoming familiar with the basics, you will know what to do, what to tell your child, and when to call us if you feel something isn’t quite right. However, you should rest easy – safeguarding your child’s gum tissue is a breeze.
Have you recently been told that your child needs a dental extraction but there is nothing wrong with your son or daughter’s tooth? The next question you should ask yourself is whether your child has good or not-so-wonderful alignment. This refers to the way your little one’s top and bottom teeth and jaws align – or fit together. If everything is in good shape, teeth fit together comfortably. However, when misalignment occurs, some shifting may be in order. Find out more, so you gain a better understanding of how tooth removal serves an important role in your child’s oral health.
Do you have a bunch of questions that you would like to ask us regarding your child’s dental care but you’re never sure when the best time is to approach with your inquiries? Please don’t be shy. We would like you to feel just as comfortable bringing your child in for a dental checkup as you do conversing with us about the care we provide. Every member of our team is happy to assist you. Not quite sure where to begin? Look over some common questions we receive and you will see that you are but one among many concerned parents who like to (and deserve to) feel informed.
Are you wondering if there’s something you can do to make toothbrushing time a fun experience rather than something your child views as a chore? Your intentions, of course, are to assist your child in enjoying the very thing that will keep his or her smile clean and healthy for a lifetime – but how to approach this plan correctly? Fortunately, it’s just a matter of adding some excitement and happiness to the process. Look at this as a bonding moment and a time to “play” so brushing feels effortless. (And remember to ask for tips during your next dental checkup)!