When it comes to your child, you want what is best for them, right? Proper at-home dental care is a wonderful place to start! More and more research is showing how important our oral health is and the impact it can actually have on our overall health. Today, Vayner Family Dentistry is providing tips from a professional on how you can help improve your child’s dental care and oral hygiene.
Always follow the 2-2 brushing rule. Regardless of age, it is extremely important to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes. We recommend using a timer, a toothbrush with music or simply doing it together as a family.
Always brush away from the gums. When teaching your child to properly brush it is important to remember you should always start at the gum line and brush plaque and debris away. Brushing any bacteria and plaque away from the gums can help reduce the risk of gum infections and even periodontitis.
Make sure your child has the right tools. In order for at home dental care to be effective, it is important to make sure your child is equipped with the right tools. Make sure that your child’s toothbrush reaches all areas of their mouth. You should always purchase a soft-bristled toothbrush, anything harder can actually damage enamel.
Floss picks can be much easier for a child to use than actual floss, we recommend flossing your child’s teeth until you are confident they have mastered the technique.
The toothpaste your child uses should include fluoride, which can help to strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay and cavities.
Along with proper at-home dental care, it is essential your child visits their pediatric dentist in Fairfield, CT routinely. Routine visits with a dentist can help prevent decay, infection and even disease. Schedule your child’s appointment at Vayner Family Dentistry today!