Every parent wants their children to have good health. Providing them with good children’s dental care is a sure way for them to grow into healthy adults. From brushing to braces, taking care of your children’s teeth now is an investment into their future dental health.
Starting these dental habits when your child still has their baby teeth is important. The baby teeth will lay the foundation for their adult teeth and neglecting them could lead to several problems as their adult teeth grow in. You may be tempted to leave cavities and other issues alone when it comes to baby teeth, however this may lead to future problems.
Here are a few ways you can help your child learn the importance of dental care.
From an early age you should teach your child how to brush properly, including brushing up along the gum line and way into the back of their mouths. Using the right toothpaste can go a long way at helping for good children’s dental care. Once your child is old enough choose toothpaste that includes fluoride, teaching your child to floss and rinse with a good anti-cavity mouth rinse will help too. If your child is resistant to brushing take them to the store and let them pick out their own toothbrush and toothpaste, this form of independence may just help.
Having children’s dental care checkups scheduled every six months will help keep their teeth clean and stain free. It will also catch problems early so that they can be fixed quickly. These regular checkups help your child become comfortable with visiting the dentist’s office.
Some children and adults are more prone to cavities and other dental issues. Having work done as needed will help protect your child’s teeth from future issues. For example, if your child’s teeth are crowded, then consider having braces placed on their teeth, it is much easier to deal with this as a child then to wait till the adult years.
Teaching your child how to take care of their teeth and taking them for their regular checkups will help your child’s teeth stay healthy and strong.
The office of Dr. Shaun Massiah is the premier place for children’s dental care in New York City. Call 212-222-5225 or fill out a contact form to schedule an appointment today!