Wanting what is best for your kids is about providing them with support and resources, but it also involves providing important instructions. When it comes to protecting your child’s developing smile, you should take care to help them learn how they can brush and floss effectively when they take on these responsibilities for themselves. With good habits in place at an early age, kids can be better defended against tooth decay and gum disease. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we can provide additional support by offering preventive dental care as well as guidance on oral hygiene. Through this support, it can be easier for your kids to grow up with healthy, lovely smiles!
Make Sure Your Children Have Access To Dental Care At A Young Age
Once a child’s teeth start to arrive, they have to worry about tooth decay. While you will initially provide them with preventive care, it is important to provide guidance for them once they start to clean their teeth on their own. One way to help kids see dental care as serious is to bring them in for dental checkups at an early age. At their initial visits, our focus is on helping kids develop a sense of comfort in our office. When this is established, we can focus on both in-office support through cleanings and evaluations, and instructions to help them understand the value of their oral health.
Working To Convince Kids To Maintain A Good Oral Hygiene Routine
As with any important lesson, you should be ready to put time and energy into convincing your kids to take their smile health seriously. When they form good brushing and flossing habits at an early age, they can consistently protect themselves against problems that require restorative dental work. Your dentist can show them how to brush and floss, and also talk to them about why these practices have value. Between appointments, take your own time out to model good brushing and flossing habits for them.
Additional Steps We Can Take To Protect Your Child’s Smile
We can take certain steps to give kids extra protection against cavity formation. One thing we can do is provide fluoride treatments. At the appropriate times, we can use fluoride to help strengthen their teeth and improve their ability to recover from minor decay. We can also put sealants in place to stop cavities from becoming a problem. Dental sealants create a layer of separation between a child’s teeth and harmful bacteria and food debris!
Your Riverside, CA Dentist Can Help Your Child Develop Good Oral Health Habits
Your Riverside, CA dentist is ready to take on problems with your smile, but our practice is also here to help kids develop good oral health habits. With access to regular dental care and support at home, your kids can have an easier time keeping their teeth problem-free! To find out more, you can reach our office, or one of our other locations close to you, by calling:
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.