By Tamara Simons, DDS
March 30, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

From the time they get their first primary teeth through the development of the permanent ones, it is important to teach your children how oral hygieneto maintain their teeth properly. Teaching them good oral hygiene habits at an early age will help them maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout their lives. In addition to brushing twice a day, scheduling regular dental visits will also help ensure your children’s teeth remain healthy and strong. Dr. Tamara Simons of Roseville Dentistry provides children’s dentistry services in Roseville, MN.

Early Oral Hygiene Habits

Encourage your children to form good oral hygiene habits by teaching them the importance of brushing their teeth twice a day. While they are still young, assist them with brushing to ensure all teeth are thoroughly brushed and no spots are missed. Flossing is also important   but can be difficult for kids to do on their own. Help them with flossing, as well, while they are still young. Under the age of three, start your children brushing with a fluoride-free training toothpaste developed specifically for young kids. After age three they can switch to a fluoride toothpaste.

Childhood Dental Visits

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children visit a dentist around the time they turn one year old or within six months of their first tooth coming in. They should see a dentist every six months, thereafter. Your Roseville children’s dentistry expert is a good choice for young children as they have experience alleviating the anxiety many kids feel during dental visits. Your child is likely to feel more at ease and relaxed during their visit.

Scheduling regular dental checkups for children helps them maintain a healthier mouth by preventing the development of gum disease and tooth decay. Regular checkups also help kids develop good habits for life. Children who visit the dentist regularly while growing up are more likely to continue seeing a dentist on a regular basis as adults. You can help your child develop good lifelong dental habits by consistently taking them to the dentist twice each year.

Assisting children with brushing and flossing daily, as well as scheduling regular dental checkups, can help them learn how to maintain their teeth properly. Dr. Simons, your children’s dentistry specialist in Roseville, MN, can help your child maintain a healthy mouth. To schedule a checkup for your child, call Roseville Dentistry at (651) 489-1900.

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