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…)
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 teeth optimal support, we recommend using a toothpaste that’s not only approved by the ADA, but also specifically contains fluoride in it. (more…)
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 health from home!
As a family dental practice, the principles of good hygiene are always an important focus, both for ourselves and our patients. During the flu season and the current risks of spreading illness, it’s especially important to remember and stick to good hygiene and preventive practices. Today, we re-examine some of the most important good hygiene and flu prevention tips, and how you can practice them every day to help keep you and your family safe. (more…)
One of the first hygiene practices that parents teach to kids is how to brush their teeth- and with good reasoning! A child’s dental health is incredibly important, as it can not only affect their smiles, but their overall health, as well. At Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda, we recognize the importance of allowing your children to maintain their dental hygiene habits on their own, but we also recognize that there are likely areas that could be improved when it comes to their routine. So, in today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist will share some tips to help your children brush their teeth more effectively.
There’s a lot that you want your child to know about caring for their teeth, especially how to avoid any mistakes you may have made throughout the years (such as neglecting good hygiene). However, it isn’t just what you tell your child that matters. For instance, no matter how much you tell them to brush and floss your teeth, they’re much less likely to if they never see you do it. In many other ways, you can be teaching your child more about dental hygiene by what you do than you what you say, for better or worse. (more…)
It’s hard enough to be sick with a cold yourself. Watching a little one cough and sneeze can be even more heart-wrenching. Good hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and getting enough sleep help keep us all healthy. Sometimes the cold and flu season hits close to home, despite out best efforts. Your Dallas, TX pediatric dental team can help you minimize a cold’s effect on your child’s dental health. A bonus is that these friendly suggestions apply to adult smiles and well. (more…)
Whether you call it Turkey Day or Thanksgiving, it’s nearly here and it’s definitely a departure from the usual meals you consume on a daily basis! It’s a lovely way to enter the winter holiday season, as it’s full of exceptionally yummy fare that’s nostalgic and truly cozy. While this is probably something you love sharing with your children, you’d probably really love celebrating this day together, while steering the whole family away from common oral health hazards! As always, our friendly Dallas, TX pediatric dental care team is here with those little reminders that can go a long way!