There’s a lot to consider when you’re doing your best to keep your child’s smile healthy. After all, on top of dental care, there are what feels like a billion other details to think through, stay on top of, and get just right. Fortunately, your children’s dentist is here to help you with the basics: Getting the timing right. Assuming you already have the toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and general approach down to a science, answers to these final questions will help you feel right on track!

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: When should I be coming in with my child for dental visits? As in, when should I begin and how often should I schedule visits after that?

Answer: First, come on in for an initial visit around the age of one (or when you see that first tooth come in). Then, keep up with twice-a-year visits once your child is two or three (don’t worry, we’ll make a recommendation).

Question: Do you have suggestions for the best times of the day to schedule dental hygiene with my kids to limit irritability, while promoting healthy smiles?

Answer: Always once in the morning and again at night. As for irritability, your children’s dentist strongly suggests brushing (and flossing) before kids get tired in the evening, so they’re ready for bed before they’re too sleepy.

Question: When should my children floss their smiles? Multiple times a day? Also, does flossing occur before we brush teeth or do we wait until just after?

Answer: Your children’s dentist reassures you that once daily flossing is just right. In the morning or in the evening is fine, as well, either before or after your little one brushes! You have lots of options!

Find Out How To Care For Your Kids’ Smiles

Come on in for checkups and ask us your questions about children’s dental care, whether the questions are big or small. Give us a call in Riverside, 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.