The best way in which you can help your child maintain a healthy smile is to teach them good oral hygiene habits at home. When you visit Sunny Smiles Dentistry, our pediatric dentists and hygienists will review your child’s oral hygiene routine and provide instructions on how to properly brush and floss.
During your time at our office, our team works hard to improve your child’s oral health. It is essential, however, that you continue taking care of your child’s smile at home through consistent oral hygiene. Good dental hygiene includes a number of daily habits and practices that help to keep their smile healthy and bright. Our dentists recommend that your child follow these basic steps to help their smile stay in optimal health:
- Brush your child’s teeth after each meal or at least twice a day. We encourage your child to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste that includes fluoride.
- Floss at least once every day. The most important time to floss is just before you go to sleep at night.
- Eat a balanced diet. Limiting the intake of very sugary and acidic foods can help to prevent tooth decay.
- Maintain your regular visit to the dentist every six months. During these visits, we will provide a professional teeth cleaning and a thorough dental exam to make certain we provide any needed preventive or restorative treatments.
When your child visits our dentist and team, we will review their dental hygiene habits with you and offer needed information on any additional steps you can take to further improve their oral health. To learn more about dental hygiene and to schedule their next appointment at our office, we welcome you to call or visit us today.