What does it take to keep your child protected against tooth decay? Daily care should certainly include careful teeth cleanings, and they should have regular visits with their pediatric dentist scheduled. You can also protect your child’s growing smile by making smart choices regarding what they eat and drink. Limiting sugar by providing healthy meals and snacks will benefit their oral and general health. Instead of serving up sweet and processed snacks, healthy options like fresh fruit and vegetables can prevent cavity issues as they also support their overall well-being. If you have questions about this or any other matter regarding your child’s dental health, you can bring them up during their next appointment at our Dallas, TX pediatric dentist’s office.
At any age, we need to think about how our diet choices will impact us. Products that are acidic or contain higher amounts of sugar can hurt our enamel, leading to problems with dental decay. This is a concern for people of all ages, but kids can be more vulnerable simply because they tend to have less restraint when it comes to candy and other sweet items. Keeping your home stocked with healthy snack options, and providing healthy meal options, will be important for both protecting their teeth and encouraging better diet choices over time.
In addition to bringing kids in for professional dental care, parents can take an active daily role in both protecting their teeth and helping them form good habits. As they near the age when they can start brushing and flossing their teeth on their own, take time to both model good habits and provide support as they practice on their own. Joining them to clean your teeth together gives you a great chance to show off your approach, which they can copy for themselves.
Checkups with their pediatric dentist help kids grow comfortable with oral health care, and they provide important early protection against problems. We can provide feedback about the state of your child’s smile, make recommendations for daily care, and even provide services that help them avoid trouble with dental decay. When appropriate, we can also step in to provide restorative services to address cavities with dental fillings and dental crowns.
Kids depend on the support of their parents when it comes to smile care. In addition to directly protecting their teeth by cleaning them, you protect them by providing healthier diet options. Cutting sugar is one of several actions you can take to make sure your children stay safe from cavities. For more tips to help protect your child against dental problems, or to set up your next pediatric dental visit, call our Dallas, TX pediatric dentist’s office today at 214-321-4880!
At any time during the year, it is important that your kids enjoy the right kind of oral health care. While their needs may not change as the school year begins, your child’s schedule certainly will. As you make the transition to preparing them for school and putting them to bed in time to enjoy proper rest, make sure their oral hygiene is still being addressed. At our Dallas, TX pediatric dental office, we provide important guidance to kids about smile support, and we can provide helpful updates to you about what to expect when your school-age kids reach significant oral health milestones. (more…)
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 keeping smiles healthy with routine habits at home.
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 strong!
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. Helping little hands manipulate dental floss can take some time, but your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist knows all about tooth care for babies and children, and can assure you flossing is too important to overlook. (more…)
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 healthy tooth enamel to control their risks of developing concerns like cavities. Today, we examine why it’s so important to protect your child’s tooth enamel, and what we can do to help boost that protection, if necessary. (more…)
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 practice good hygiene on their own. Today, we look at a few ways you can help your child improve their dental hygiene practices after they’ve already learned the basics and help reduce their risks of experiencing oral health trouble. (more…)
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 a mundane process something to look forward to can be a lot easier than you realize at first. With these tips, you can have a better chance at making good dental hygiene easier for your child to stick to. (more…)
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. Today, we take a look at a few common dental hygiene mistakes to look out for in your child’s daily routine, and why you should correct them whenever you notice them. (more…)