A Parent’s Checklist For Children’s Oral Health

Every parent is interested in keeping their child as healthy as possible. While it might not be easy, parents will stop at nothing to ensure their child is healthy. Their patience will be tested, though. Specifically when it comes to their child’s oral hygiene. Though it’s incredibly important to maintain optimal dental hygiene, few children will ever learn healthy dental habits at a young age. Which means that they’d be even less likely to maintain brushing and flossing habits throughout their lives. All that said, parents can ensure their children are keeping their teeth healthy with the right guidance. Establishing a daily dental routine can help protect against plaque, cavities, and gum disease for years to come. A consistent routine at home, combined with regular visits to the dentist, will ensure that children are maintaining healthy teeth and gums. When should you begin instilling these habits in a child? Parents of infants can begin by using a clean washcloth or gauze to wipe clean their baby’s gums, even prior to teeth coming in. As a child grows up, an easy way to keep them engaged and interested in brushing is through expression. For example, allowing them to select their own toothbrush with their favorite color bristles or their favorite cartoon embossed on the handle. While these methods are generally effective, perhaps your child needs more attention than others. To learn more about the ways in which parents are keeping their children dental hygiene in check, be sure to check out the infographic accompanying this post.

A Parent’s Checklist For Children’s Oral Health this resource was contributed by Natomas Crossing Dental Care, your first choice for emergency dental service

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