There’s an awful lot to do in a day when you have kids, which is why it can be easy to find yourself wondering how your child’s oral health is doing between visits. You know your child is brushing and flossing, so you hope everything is A-OK. However, like with just about everything else, you may wonder: Could I be doing more? While we feel confident in saying that if you’re doing your best, you deserve a round of applause, we also know that you’d like some suggestions. Your Riverside children’s dentist is happy to offer a quick check-in list for you to consider to make sure dental care is right on track. Have questions? Just let our Riverside, CA team know!

Check Your Child’s Smile By Counting Teeth

Maybe you really want to take a quick look at your child’s smile, so you can feel better just seeing that those little teeth are looking just fine. However, you don’t want to alarm your child or to end up with a kid who decides he or she isn’t interested in opening up! Why not make it easy? Play a teeth-counting game with your little one. You get to count your son or daughter’s teeth. Then, you count your teeth together, too. While you’re “counting,” you can get a quick glance to check out the situation. If you have any doubts or concerns, simply schedule a visit with your Riverside children’s dentist ASAP.

Ask Your Child How Things Feel

Particularly if your child has been feeling not-so-great, seems uncomfortable, or has mentioned issues with his or her smile, you should most certainly ask questions, suggests your Riverside children’s dentist. However, remember that younger kids may have a hard time with the open ended request of “tell me what’s wrong with your smile.” Instead, try to ask yes or no questions, have your child point to an area that doesn’t feel good, etc. That way, you can determine whether it’s your kiddo’s smile, if you can troubleshoot, and then if you require a visit with our team. Remember, if you’re unsure, it’s always better to give us a call and let us know!

See Your Riverside Children’s Dentist When You Need Extra Help

If you’re not sure whether your child needs a dental treatment or if everything is A-OK, sometimes it’s best to come in for an extra checkup! We look forward to seeing you soon. 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.