February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so it is a great time to provide parents with helpful tips! Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps your children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Helpful Hygiene Tips:
Electric or battery-operated toothbrushes help make brushing fun while providing a great cleaning!
Place a two minute timer near the sink and offer your child a challenge to brush until the timer rings.
Disclosing tablets offer a fun what to show kids where they missed.
Help your kids get in the routine of flossing at an early age. Kids usually do not have the dexterity until after age 12, so they need your help. (And they’ll love the extra mom/dad time and attention!)
Flavors are a great way to entice your children to brush longer … try Tom’s of Maine orange and strawberry or Crest Kids. This goes for flavored mouthwash as well. Bubblegum flavored ACT helps prevents cavities with fluoride – and tastes great.
Visit our About Teeth page on our website to view dental development beginning at 6 months to learn more about how your children’s teeth will grow. ANd if you are new to our dental practice, click here to see what to expect on your first visit at Smile Savers Dentistry.