Children’s Dental Tips to Follow
It’s important to start our children off on the right foot. Great children’s dental care will make their childhoods more comfortable and enjoyable as well as setting them up for great oral health later in life. Children’s oral health needs a slightly different approach to manage because, well, they’re children. Following these tips for your children’s oral health from Dr. Ashish Vakharia at Parkway Dental in Snellville, GA will help.
Creating a habit of regular dental brushing and flossing in children requires consistency and time. Too many parents still believe that because their kids’ “baby teeth” will come out, it’s not that important to take care of them. Children’s teeth are subject to decay and their gums can become infected. Neither of those will result in happy children, and will wind up costing you time and money.
It’s important to teach proper brushing and flossing at an early age. Most parents find that modeling the behaviors yourself, and making a game of it with your child, works well. You can find flavored toothpastes that do a good job will while also tasting good to young taste buds, and that can help a lot. Setting a visible timer to keep them brushing for two minutes is a good idea, too. You might have to work up to that length of time with some kids.
Don’t expect perfection right off the bat from your child when it comes to caring for their mouths. You and they are in this for the long haul, so patience and consistency is your best friend when teaching them. Sooner or later, your efforts will pay off when your children routinely brush and floss the way they should.
You’re not in this alone, though. The staff at Parkway Dental in Snellville, GA will be happy to assist in teaching your child the basics of dental self-care.
Regular Cleanings And Exams Are Key
Let’s be honest – the vast majority of children won’t do as good a job caring for their teeth as adults can do. That’s why regular dental cleanings and examinations are so important for your children as well as you and your spouse.
At Parkway Dental, we love kids, and we’re great with them. If your child is age 4 years or below, we’ll often recommend that they accompany a parent or sibling to their dental cleaning and examination. They can watch, and any questions they have can be answered well in advance of their own first dental appointment. We want every child to have a stress-free and happy experience at the dentist.
We have a wide a variety of dental products to safeguard your children’s oral health, including fluoride varnishes and rinses to help prevent cavities; mouthguards for use during athletic activities; and nutritional counseling for children who are cavity-prone.
Get Your Children’s Teeth Off On The Right Foot
Dr. Ashish Vakharia and all the staff at Parkway Dental in Snellville, GA are happy to help your children have their healthiest mouths and a bright future. To schedule an appointment, call our office today at (770) 676-1122.