Protect Your Pearly Whites
Establishing healthy oral hygiene habits early is the best prevention for tooth decay and other dental issues. We’ll help you map out a routine to care for little teeth and gums at your appointments so kids can earn their membership in our Cavity-Free Club.
Brushing baby teeth
Congratulations! You survived teething. Now what do you do with those first little chompers? As soon as teeth begin to make their entrance, brush twice a day in the morning and before bed with a soft, age-appropriate toothbrush. Use just a smear of fluoridated toothpaste for children under two and a pea-sized amount for kids aged two to five. Make sure they spit out the excess toothpaste after. You’ll want to either brush their teeth for them or at least assist them when they’re young. Supervise their brushing until they’re about seven- or eight-years-old. You can start flossing for your kids too as soon as any two teeth are touching.
Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits
In addition to regular brushing and flossing, you’ll want to keep an eye on snacking and limit soda and juices, which are basically like giving the teeth a sugar bath. Discuss getting the right amount of fluoride with us, as well as any bad oral habits like thumb sucking, pacifier use or tongue thrusting. If your kiddos are playing sports, protect their teeth with a mouthguard. We’re an authorized provider of Under Armour performance mouthwear and can make a really cool, custom mouthguard for your child.
Preventing Tooth Decay With Regular Check-Ups
Visiting the dentist every six months is key to warding off cavities, or tooth monsters as we like to call them. We clean the teeth, protect them with fluoride treatment and sometimes use sealants to act as a force field against decay. We can also identify issues early and treat them before they become serious.