Category: Good Hygiene

Is Pandemic Snacking Causing Cavities?

Staying safe during the pandemic often means avoiding large gatherings, staying home, and for many children, attending classes at home. These developments also mean another complication: snacking. Increased snacking, especially of sugary and starchy foods, is a major factor in a rise in children’s cavities. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist talks about… Read more »

Helping Your Child Brush

Just like you, kids need to clean their teeth daily to control plaque buildup and lower the risk of tooth decay. However, younger children may need a little help. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist will explain how to help your children brush, and what you need to know about keeping little smiles… Read more »

How To Help Your Child with Flossing (and Why!)

When families think about oral care, chances are “brushing” is the first thing to come to mind. Brushing is a vital part of any home care routine. And flossing daily is another important part of tooth care, yet most children (and some adults!) find it to be harder to remember, and to carry out properly…. Read more »

Why It’s Important to Protect Your Child’s Tooth Enamel

There is no single, one-size-fits-all solution for keeping your child’s teeth clean and healthy. It’s a combination of things, including your child’s dental hygiene routine and schedule of preventive dental care visits. However, there are certain specific factors of your child’s oral health that their dental care often focuses on, such as promoting strong and… Read more »

Is Your Child Ready To Brush Their Teeth Without Help?

Children become less dependent on their parents for help as they age, but it can be tough to know when they are ready for a particular task. Allowing them to start brushing and flossing on their own before they are ready can raise their risk for oral health problems. Without the dexterity to fully clean… Read more »

3 Tips to Improve Your Child’s Teeth Brushing Technique

The good thing about good dental hygiene is that, for the most part, it’s simple to stick to. This can make teaching children to care for their teeth properly seem easier than expected, if not exactly easy. However, there’s a lot more nuance to it than just showing children the mechanics and expecting them to… Read more »

How to Make Dental Hygiene Easier for Your Child

Sometimes, teaching your child to take care of their teeth properly takes more than just showing them the motions and expecting them to repeat them. If they aren’t at least a little excited about brushing and flossing their teeth, they aren’t likely to do it right when left to their own devices. Fortunately, making such… Read more »

Common Dental Hygiene Mistakes to Look Out For

Teaching your child to take good care of their teeth is as much about teaching what not to do as much as what they should do. For example, brushing and flossing their teeth is a good thing, but rushing through the process or scrubbing their teeth too roughly might lead to greater oral health risks…. Read more »

Should Your Child’s Toothpaste Have Fluoride?

The most important thing you can do to protect your teeth at any age is brush and floss them at least twice a day. However, for children’s teeth especially, simply brushing and flossing away plaque and tartar isn’t always enough. To help boost the quality of your child’s dental hygiene routine and offer their healthy… Read more »

Helping Kids Enjoy Better Oral Health From Home

Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and your community from the spread of COVID-19. Which means for the moment, we cannot offer routine preventive treatments, such as checkups and dental cleanings. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist is looking what you can do to help your kids enjoy better oral… Read more »