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.
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.
As a father, and now grandfather, I understand how important your children are to you. When they are healthy and happy, we feel very fortunate. As a dentist, I am aware of the impact good oral health has on our children’s overall well-being. But did you know that their healthy smile begins even before the…