There are some very simple habits to think about that can have a strong impact on your child’s smile health. When you make good decisions along the way, you guide your little one’s oral health in a direction toward lifelong success. So, how to pick up on these details? For starters, see us for your six-month checkups and we will keep you informed. For now, let’s have a quick chat about common habits to consider!
You may find the process of teaching kids to floss and then following through on daily flossing to be a bit of a challenge! You may feel even more torn regarding this facet of dental care at home if you’re an adult who isn’t always consistent with your flossing habits. The good news here is that we can very easily explain why it’s so important to make flossing a steady part of your child’s dental hygiene experience (and it may convince you to make it a consistent part of your smile care, too!).
Your little ones won’t necessarily be chomping at the bit to come up with New Year’s resolutions for their smiles! However, you and your teens can certainly sit down and talk over the things you think might make an impact on your oral health, as well as anything else that happens to fit the topic. (Hint: Maybe you have all been thinking about changing your dental hygiene products). Consider some easy ways to transition into 2018 with plans for healthy grins.
When you think about winter break, you probably have one thing on your mind: You’ve got a list that’s very, very long with all of the things you want to do, that you should do, and that you need to get done when your kids are out of school. If one of those items includes spending a little time on your oral health with your kiddos, then you’re in luck! We can help you make this a very easy and successful venture, so everyone goes back to school and work with rejuvenated habits and smiles!
It’s quite a feat to to make plans for holiday travel, to gather up the kids, to get in the car, on a plane, or otherwise, and to head toward a destination! The last thing you want is to show up wherever it is you’re headed only to realize you left behind dental hygiene items that your kids need (or that you need) for your oral health. So, to make life easy, we very strongly encourage you to write a packing list (or two or three). Need some tips? We’ve got them.
Are you surprised when we mention to you that it’s very important to monitor your children’s brushing sessions in part to ensure they are not brushing too hard? Did you assume that a lot of pressure and force was a good thing? If so, we would love to explore this topic with you. Learning all about what makes gentle dental hygiene so important and effective can help your kids keep their smiles safe for life (and it may help you, too!).
Of course, in the daily goings on at home with little ones, you may find that one of the biggest challenges you face is somehow getting through dental hygiene with your children. That is, getting through it without tears, without upset, and without Mom or Dad feeling completely exhausted. While some less-than-stellar experiences may simply be the natural consequence of kids who aren’t in the mood to brush (which of course, will get better over time), there are some other things to consider!
Have you recently started wondering whether your kids might be ready for a water flosser? Do you instantly have visions of them having water fights with these fun little wands, immediately wondering if perhaps you have had a momentary lapse in judgment? While you might have to set some ground rules for the purpose of this dental hygiene accessory, it’s certainly a good idea to incorporate it into your kids’ hygiene time. Let’s review a few reasons you should go ahead and give it a try.
You might have heard something from a friend who mentioned something about fluoride toxicity and now you’re not sure what to do. You use fluoridated toothpaste for your kids but is it really safe, you wonder? Should you be running to the store right now to buy fluoride-free paste? Before you spend hours researching this dental health topic only to find you’re still unsure, do yourself a big favor. Let us answer this question for you and offer some clarification. In short: Fluoride is perfectly wonderful for your kids’ teeth (actually, it’s essential). Now, for those details.
Do you generally speed through the store when you’re picking up personal care items, tossing dental hygiene products into the cart as you rush? If so, we’re guessing you’re not letting your kids get in on the decision making. While you may have a lot to do in a single day and not a lot of time to do it, we encourage you to include them when possible. Why you wonder? Let us explain!