February is National Children’s Dental Health Month – as designated by the American Dental Association. In this article, we are going to discuss the importance of dental care for children and offer a few tips for keeping your kid’s teeth as healthy as possible.
Pediatric Dental Care
Good dental healthcare is essential for patients of all ages, and it’s important to start at a young age. Teaching children about proper dental health habits like how (and how often) to brush their teeth and floss will help instill long-lasting habits. This will help ensure good oral health as the child grows into adulthood.
Dental Health Tips for Kids
Dental health tips specifically for young patients:
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Floss once a day
- Try to avoid sugary snacks and beverages as these can increase the likelihood of cavities
- Visit your family dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups
It can be difficult for kids to keep up with these tips, so parents need to help. Be sure to make (and keep) regular dental appointments for your kids, teach them how to brush correctly – and make sure they do it daily.
Dentist in Bloomington, MN
Dr. Tim Brooks and the care team at Smiles for Life work hand-in-hand with every one of our patients to provide individualized care. Whether you need a routine cleaning and check-up or you’d like to schedule an appointment for a teeth whitening, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call today to set up your appointment with Dr. Brooks and the rest of the team at Smiles for Life. Our clinic is located in Bloomington, but we provide care to patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding area.
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