Dental care begins early in life. Regular check ups allow time for the child’s confidence and trust in both the hygienist and doctor to develop. It will also postpone more frightening procedures like fillings and extractions. Flossing is a well known preventative as well, and the new floss picks make flossing easier than ever. There is no reason not to start your young children learning the great oral health habits of brushing and flossing.
There are many good toothpaste options. Mint is alway nice, but there are many that cater to children. Bubble gum and cinnamon are common favorites and now you can find even find ones flavored like cupcake–a little dessert with your teeth brushing sessions to encourage better brushing. Toothbrushes are even more varied. You can choose a character like Mickey Mouse or Spiderman, or perhaps their favorite activity like soccer or baseball, or even just a favorite colot. Are they struggling with the actual brushing part? Try a spinning toothbrush or one with a built in timer. Brushing twice a day, along with your regular cleanings, helps prevent tooth decay.
Contact your Las Vegas dentist, Dr. Hadley, to schedule an appointment today!