As an adult, your daily dental hygiene has likely become routine after years and years of brushing, flossing, visiting us for preventive care, (and repeat). However, when it comes to ensuring your little one feels positive about dental care, you may not feel so certain about your daily efforts. Rather than worry about your influence thus far, we encourage you to test your habits. If you’re a bit mixed up regarding any aspect of best practices for your little one, you can quickly tweak your daily approach, so your child feels positive and excited about maintaining a health smile.

Children’s Dental Care Quiz: True or False?

  1. True or False: Choosing a dental practice that offers children’s dental care services is not important – services are services no matter how they are presented or performed.
  2. True or False: Your child’s preventive care should be strictly about keeping teeth and gums clean. If you try to insert any “fun time” into daily brushing and flossing, your child may take preventive care less seriously.
  3. True or False: It is important to speak positively about preventive care and dental services in general, so your child develops optimistic feelings about caring for his or her smile.

Dental Quiz Answer Key

  1. False. A child’s first visits have the potential to feel overwhelming. Choosing a practice that offers child-focused preventive care with a compassionate approach ensures your child enjoys a comfortable, secure introduction to dental care.
  2. False. Forcing home dental hygiene to feel like a boring chore may result in your child resisting brushing and flossing. By making smile time fun, your children will be more likely to feel excited about caring for their teeth.
  3. True. Children are extremely perceptive and pick up on just about everything you say. By painting dental care in a positive light, your child will only have good things to think and say about prevention as they learn more for themselves.


At Dental Associates of Riverside, your dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside and surrounding locations. To schedule an appointment, contact us today at (951) 369-1001.