Yep, you might think that after you explain dental hygiene to your child and run through brushing and flossing, you’re good to go. Of course, this would make those younger years much easier to get through. However, your children’s dentist explains that your little ones actually really need you to brush with them, floss with them, and keep an eye on them throughout each and every hygiene session. Not sure what makes this so essential? You’re about to!

They Might Not Actually Know What You’re Talking About

Of course, we do not fault you if you think that your children understand (in depth) the entire explanation that you provide for them about thorough brushing, flossing, and dental hygiene. However, since your children’s dentist has a little bit of experience in this area, we would just like to remind you that they might be nodding their heads … but that doesn’t mean they’re fully comprehending the importance of plaque removal (or how to do it).

They Need Reminding For A Complete Job

After just one session of brushing with your little kids you’ll remember why you need to stick around for the full dental hygiene session: Well, because they are easily distracted, they often forget that they need to brush all teeth, and they aren’t going to time themselves for two minutes. You, however, can keep them on track.

There Are Hazards For Youngsters

When kids are very little, you need to keep an eye on them throughout dental hygiene (and everything else, as you have noticed) because of potential hazards. Your children’s dentist explains that kids can drink mouthwash, eat toothpaste, and even choke on small parts (like toothpaste caps). Stick around to keep the entire session safe!

Protect Growing Smiles With Children’s Dental Care

Bring your children in for pediatric care at our practice, so we can ensure smiles develop beautifully and in a healthy manner. Give us a call in Temecula, 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.