How to Teach Your Kids About Their Oral Health

Family Dentistry PhoenixA good education, a good roof over their heads, extracurricular sports and activities, and good oral health, are a few of the things that every parent should invest in for their children if their budget permits. When it comes to your child’s oral care, there are a few things that you as parents can do to ensure that their teeth stay healthy. Let’s take a closer look at some of the tips we have for you.

Educate Them

As soon as your kid starts learning from books, go to the library or bookstore and grab some books on tooth brushing. This is a simple and effective way to educate them on the importance of good tooth brushing and oral health.

Take them to the Dentist

A lot of parents ask us when they should first bring their child into our office for a checkup. On average, we encourage parents to bring in their kids when they start sprouting their first teeth— that way we can sit them in our dental chair and make sure their gums are healthy and that their teeth are coming in well. This is also a great way to get them used to coming to the dentist.

Watch What They Eat

It’s no surprise to most parents that sugar is your child’s nemesis— especially when it comes to their oral health. However, one thing that parents my not realize is that simple things like milk or even juice contain a lot of sugar that can cause cavities. And although certain sugary filled foods and beverages are good for your kid, make sure that you brush their teeth afterward.

Set a Good Example

Another helpful way to teach your kids about good oral health is to set a good example. If your kids see you eating a healthy diet, brushing your teeth regularly, avoiding sugary beverages, and going to the dentist, it will make it easier for them to understand the importance of taking care of their teeth.

Here at Arcadia Dental Arts, we specialize in a variety of dental services including family dentistry. Are you ready to schedule an appointment for your little one? Contact our Phoenix office today and call: 602.957.9643.

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