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Making Healthy Teeth Habits Fun for Kids

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Healthy teeth and gums are the result of diligent dental care and routine visits to the family dentistry office. But diligence to such habits doesn’t happen by accident. Children must be taught the importance of routine dental care and habits for healthy teeth starting at a very young age. Although the baby teeth are temporary, the care for these teeth can impact the secondary teeth as well as multiple aspects of your child’s growth and development. You should begin teaching your child healthy teeth habits before their first tooth emerges. You can make teaching proper dental care simple and learning healthy teeth habits fun with these tips for success.

Untreated oral health issues, such as tooth decay, cavities, and damage to the gums and supporting bones of the mouth can result in many growth and development issues in children. Speech patterns may be affected, secondary teeth may emerge crooked or damaged, and the risk of chronic disease increases. Prevention of oral health disease and damage is as simple as instilling a few basic habits of proper dental care.

Start early. You can start teaching your child about proper dental care before their first tooth emerges. Begin by getting your child familiar with the sensations of dental care by wiping their gums with a soft cloth after feedings. When your child’s first tooth emerges, you can begin integrating the toothbrush into the routine.

Brush twice daily for two minutes. Teach your child to brush twice a day for at least two minutes. While your child brushes, play music or hum a tune that lasts two minutes to encourage them to brush the necessary length of time for optimal care.

Floss once daily. As soon as your child has two teeth that emerge next to one another, begin teaching them about flossing. You can use floss picks or sticks to help make the process easier. This stage of teaching is to make the practice a lifelong habit.

Rinse with mouthwash. Mouthwash is important to swishing away debris and bacteria that the toothbrush can’t reach or that may have been loosened during flossing. Talk to your family dentistry practitioner about formulations designed especially for kids. Fluoride mouthwashes may be too strong and can cause discolorations, so be careful when making your selections.

Visit an affordable dentist twice a year. Bi-annual visits to a family dentistry expert are the standard recommendation for most individuals. You can begin taking your child to the dentist as soon as their first tooth emerges.  This will help ease dental fears and anxieties that often come with age and give you added support for your child’s dental care. Plus, research shows that preventive visits make dental care more affordable—people generally save 40 percent over those who skip routine screenings due to early detection.

Make it fun. As you teach your child about proper dental care, make it fun. Tell stories, play games and sing songs that promote the message of routine dental care. Your child will come to value their smile and the care it takes to maintain it.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Orlando, call Advanced Dental Care of Orlando today at (407) 545-3810 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Orlando. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Orlando, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Orlando.

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