Children Oral Hygiene
Dental care habits are best established at an early age. Changing bad habits to good habits takes a lot of time and effort. Bad habits can also cause many dental problems such as gum disease and cavities. For this reason, family dentist Dr. Jason Sands recommend that your children start a home dental care routine as soon as their first teeth begin to show to ensure good oral hygiene.
Your child’s first dental visit is an extremely important one. Dr. Jason Sands will examine your child’s teeth and gums and discuss with you how to care for your child’s teeth. Caring for a child’s teeth is fairly similar to caring for an adult’s teeth. However, you will want to buy a toothbrush and toothpaste specifically designed for children and that has the American Dental Association’s seal of approval. We also recommend that the toothpaste contain fluoride because daily use of fluoride reduces dental decay by 60%.
The first dental visit may be at the first sign of teeth coming in or it can be at age three. Dental treatments for children typically begin at age three. Having your child’s teeth examined earlier will help get your child comfortable with visiting our office. Early visits to our office will also help establish good oral hygiene and dental care habits.
Children need help learning how to care for their teeth. They need practice and instruction on how to properly brush and floss. They also need helpful reminders to brush their teeth after meals. Dr. Jason Sands can help you establish a dental care routine for your children so they can learn valuable oral hygiene habits. Our dentists can help you teach your children:
- Proper hygiene techniques and habits
- How to brush and floss properly
- How to eat and a sensible diet
- The importance of avoiding lots of sugar
We want you and your children to enjoy visiting our office. Our office is comfortable and fun. We provide our patients with the following amenities for a pleasant visit:
- Flat screen TVs in each room
- DVDs and music with headphones to entertain
- Blankets and pillows for comfort
- A refreshment bar to keep hungry children happy
Please contact our family dentists for a free consultation. We are available to answer any of your questions about your children’s dental health. We encourage you to visit our office for a tour of our facilities and learn how we can care for your entire family.