Fall is a great time to pry the kids away from their screens and to encourage them to enjoy each other’s company in the great outdoors. In fact, your phone or camera is probably already filling up with pictures of them at pumpkin patches, on hayrides, at fall festivals and in their costumes. You’re probably amazed at how cute they look with their little gap-tooth grins. But if you really love their smiles, just the way they are, you need to help them maintain their oral health for life. Teaching your kids about proper preventive care at home is a great start to protecting their smiles, but you should also enlist the help of your children’s dentist, who can provide essential checkups, cleanings and other assistance in your pursuit to keep their teeth healthy and beautiful!
Empowering Your Kids to Have Great Dental Hygiene, Healthy Smiles
Children’s dentists work closely with parents to both provide preventive and restorative care, as needed, but also to help kids develop great dental habits that will serve them well throughout life. This includes teaching proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as helping to make them feel comfortable at the dentist so they can grow up without any dental anxiety surrounding checkups or treatment.
Many kids can also benefit from fluoride treatments or dental sealants, which can help their fragile teeth develop strong enamel. This can help prevent cavities. And, because sealants are biodegradable, they make a safe, temporary way to protect particularly tough to care for teeth, like children’s back molars.