Simple Oral Health Tips To Teach Your Children

Start teaching your children about proper dental hygiene at an early age.

As a parent, you should do your very best to keep your children healthy all year around.  You need to show your child how to achieve exceptional dental hygiene, which starts with how you maintain it yourself.  The last thing you want is for your child to develop several cavities causing them to spend excess time in a dentist chair.  Luckily, there are a few simple tips you can pass on to your child so that they have healthy teeth and gums.

See A Dentist Regularly

One of the most important things you need to teach your child is the importance of seeing a dentist.  Your child should be getting a dental check-up at least twice a year for a cleaning and to check for any issues.  Make sure to take your child to see a dentist when they turn one, which is when baby teeth will begin to form. During your child’s first visit, you should let the dentist know of any family history of dental issues so that they know what to look for during check-ups.

Focus On Technique

It is important that your children are brushing their teeth, but it is more important how they brush.  You need to make sure that they are not aggressively brushing because that can cause their gums to bleed.  Make sure that your child is brushing twice a day for two minutes each time. Your child should focus on brushing gently and focus on all of their teeth and tongue.  Plaque tends to build-up on the tongue, so it is essential that your child brushes their tongue.

Don’t Forget To Floss

When teaching your child care for their teeth, it is important that you teach them how to floss.  Once they have teeth that are touching, they need to start flossing. Make sure that they are flossing twice a day, especially after they eat.

Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care

Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.