It can be difficult to navigate a child’s dental health. Children don’t always brush properly and have a habit of enjoying sweets, gummies, and other goodies that can lead to decay and other damage. The one positive when dealing with a child’s oral health is that parents can try to restrict certain foods or assist with the oral hygiene routine to ensure that a child is cleaning and caring for their teeth properly. We notice more problems arise as children enter into their teen years. Teenagers begin to test the waters of adulthood and push back against boundaries. Since we were all teenagers at one point, we can appreciate the need to find your own identity. However, with their newfound freedom, many teens become involved with friends and activities and forget about caring for their own hygiene, especially their oral health.
When you think of special days in February, we are sure that Valentine’s Day is the first day that comes to mind, followed by President’s Day. There is another day that you can be celebrating, especially if you have young children in your life — National Tooth Fairy Day! National Tooth Fairy Day actually takes place biannually on February 28th and August 22nd. This day is a way to celebrate a young child losing their first baby teeth and the cute little fairy who comes and collects all of the lost teeth. It is also a great reminder to schedule a routine examination for the young child in your life as well as for every member of your family.
Are you enjoying summer? We hope so, because we are! After a very long winter, there is nothing like enjoying a beautiful summer day. Whether you like to go to the pool, cook out with friends and family, or plan a special getaway, summer is a magical time for all. With all the summer fun, we know that it can be difficult at times to maintain your regular oral hygiene routine. We want to encourage our patients to be sure they are still giving priority to cleaning their teeth this summer. We wanted to take a moment and focus on our youngest patients and give some tips on how to keep your child’s teeth healthy all summer long. Continue reading to learn these helpful tips.
February is Children’s Dental Health Month, making it the perfect time to review with your child or young loved one about the importance of dental health. When a child is young, they are limited in what they can do to care for their teeth, but they can be shown the proper methods for cleaning teeth, and proper healthy foods to help keep their teeth sparkly white and avoid dental decay.
Do you have a child or loved one who is about to celebrate their first birthday? Along with the extravagant (or intimate) celebration, special presents, and smash cake photo session, now is a great time to schedule their first appointment to the dentist. While you might be thinking to yourself that the child might be too young, we believe that it is the perfect time to make sure they have a great developing smile and their oral health is on track! While we know that visiting the dentist can be a little scary for children (and their parents too), we have some pointers that can help you have a successful first visit to our office. Continue reading for some tips.
Primary teeth, commonly known as baby teeth or milk teeth, are the primary dentition that grows into the oral cavity. It consists of 20 temporary teeth that fall out as the permanent teeth erupt.
Baby teeth have a purpose in the growth and development of healthy permanent teeth, which is why it’s important to care for them from the first moment.
Most people think that brushing and flossing should be enough to prevent cavities. Unfortunately, sometimes it isn’t, especially for molars. The back teeth that are the core of the chewing process have a rough and uneven surface that becomes the perfect nest for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria.
Establishing good dental hygiene habits should begin at a young age. As soon as your child is able to understand, you can start talking to them about the importance of their teeth and how they need to be cared for every day. Giving them the knowledge and tools to care for their teeth early on will set them up for a lifetime of good health and decrease their chances of dental problems in the future.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month — a month dedicated to highlighting the importance of early dental care to children and their caregivers. We know it’s not always easy to get young kids to brush their teeth, but we would like to offer you some tips on how to set your child up for a lifetime of good dental health habits.
Have you recently moved and are looking for a dentist for your family? Or you don’t have a dentist and need one? Maybe you are looking for a dentist that better fits your needs. At Family Friendly Dentist, we have dental solutions for the whole family — and our patients agree, as shared in their testimonials.