Help Your Children Maintain Good Dental Habits

children dentalTo ensure your children have a lifetime of good oral health, they need to develop good habits early. Similar to adults, kids need to brush their twice a day and floss daily. Of course, children often resist any part of a bathtime routine, so you will have to exercise patience while getting them adjusted to healthy habits. Your dentist can help with this too; by regularly taking your kids to the dentist for checkups and cleanings, they are more likely to become comfortable with these trips and can even start to see toothbrushing and flossing as fun. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist will discuss the ways we can help care for your children’s smiles. 

The Importance Of Exams And Cleanings

It is crucial to teach your kids the importance of visiting the dentist every six months for an exam and a cleaning. The latter is especially essential because it can take children a while to become proficient at brushing their own teeth. Therefore, a professional cleaning can go a long way; we will remove plaque and tartar from their teeth, which can reduce the risk of gingivitis and cavities. During the exam portion of the visit, we thoroughly inspect their mouths for any potential issues, catching them before they develop into more severe problems. By practicing this sort of preventative care, your children will see the importance of good oral hygiene and feel comfortable going to the dentist.

Dental Treatments for Kids

In addition to helping you maintain the oral health of your children, your dentist can provide assorted other treatments. Many of these consist of treating your kids’ mouths against the build-up of bacteria, as it is responsible for many issues including bad breath and tooth decay. One solution to this build-up is a fluoride treatment, which helps strengthen the enamel, making the teeth more resilient to bacteria. We can additionally apply a dental sealant to your child’s teeth, creating a barrier between bacteria and their enamel. A key to having good teeth and a vibrant smile for life is fostering good habits and health from an early age.  Whenever you and your children come in for an examination, your dentist can assess their specific needs and provide the right service.

Do You Have More Questions About Children’s Dentistry?

We know you want your children to have the best possible oral health, and we are happy to help. Whether it is through assisting in creating good dental habits or providing treatment to fix any issues, your dentists at Newhall Dental are here for you. Contact our Newhall, CA office at (661) 259-7760 to learn more. You can also visit us at 25061 Peachland Ave. Newhall, CA 91321. We look forward to hearing from you.