Healthy Dental Habits For Kids

Teaching your children how to properly brush (and floss) their teeth and about the importance of taking care of their smile will help set them up for a healthy mouth during their childhood and beyond.

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Here are some tips for helping them get started on the right track when it comes to oral health.

  • Stop sucking habits as soon as possible because they will cause tooth misalignment. (Bottles, sippy cups, thumb sucking, pacifiers, etc.)
  • Make sure your child is using a child-size toothbrush and replace every three months.
  • Help your children under 8 with brushing and brush at least twice per day, after breakfast and before bed.
  • Avoid sugary treats, they stick to the teeth and cause decay. If they eat sugary treats, make sure they brush soon after.
  • Avoid filling bottles or sippy cups with sugary drinks such as juice or soft drinks. Only drink formula/breastmilk, milk or water.
  • Use a pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste during brushing.
  • Visit the dentist early on and when your child’s teeth are starting to come in.

Dental health is very important and we advise starting early to keep your child’s mouth healthy and prevent cavities. Our goal is to make your child feel comfortable and relaxed when coming to the dentist and to keep them healthy! We would be happy to answer any questions you may have on children’s dentistry or your child’s first appointment.