We love to see your children smile! Healthy teeth are essential to the overall health of your child. They assist in eating and talking. Good dental habits are set as your child grows by strong oral care.
Important to your child\’s dental health, Fluoride is known to reduce cavities in primary (baby) teeth and permanent (adult) teeth. It hardens tooth enamel and helps to make teeth strong. Most children get fluoride in drinking water.
Brushing & Flossing
Beginning when your child is a baby, dental hygiene should be a priority. Around the age of one, you should brush your child’s teeth with water at least twice a day with a soft child-size toothbrush. Add a small dab of non-fluorinated toothpaste, which is safe for your child to swallow.
When bacteria build up in your mouth from food and sugar, cavities (holes) form in your teeth. Cavities are common in children because their teeth can be harder to brush.
February is Children’s Dental Health Month and according to the American Dental Association, dental visits should begin no later than your child’s first birthday. Dentists can deliver preventive oral health services, provide guidance to children and parents, and diagnose and treat dental diseases before they can become major issues.
According to Harvard University, there is a link between our oral health and our cardiovascular health, which means that proper oral hygiene can reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke! So, by maintaining healthy mouth habits, you may be helping your child to have other health benefits! Keep brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist!