When you’ve got kids, you know that the easiest part of your day-to-day life isn’t always dental hygiene. The good news is that when you take some advice from your children’s dentist, the process can become easier and more successful. Today, we’d like to cover some particular recommendations in the form of tips for your nighttime hygiene routine. As you might imagine, this can help your evening run a bit more smoothly, so everyone goes to bed smiling very clean smiles.
Tip: Don’t Wait Too Late For Brushing
If you have ever tried to convince your child to brush and floss after he or she has fallen asleep on the sofa or has already crawled into bed, you know it can be a losing (and tearful) battle. Avoid irritability by getting dental hygiene accomplished after dinner and well before bedtime. Your children’s dentist explains that it will make the experience a much easier one.
Tip: No More Food After Dental Hygiene
After your son or daughter brushes (and flosses), remember that you shouldn’t let your child eat any more snacks or drink anything other than water (water is perfectly fine)! Your little one’s teeth and gums are clean. Introducing food or beverage particles of any kind defeats the purpose and power of nighttime dental hygiene.
Tip: Consistency Will Make It Easier
Your children’s dentist explains that kids respond very well to structure and consistency, which you already know! The same applies to dental care. If dental hygiene happens twice a day at the same time every day, it will start to become a natural habit and expectation that your kids will become accustomed to practicing (remembering this tip for nighttime is especially important).
Keep Young Teeth Healthy With Consistent Care
Need help with keeping your kids’ teeth clean and healthy? Ask for suggestions and we can help make home care easier. Give us a call in Corona, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.