There’s really no such thing as starting too early when it comes to keeping your child’s teeth and mouth as healthy as possible. Children can develop cavities and other problems at an extremely young age, so the earlier you instill good oral hygiene habits, the better. Here are a few tips to help.
Help Them Along the Way
Until the age of 6, you should supervise the way your children brush their teeth. They need to do so in the morning and before they go to bed at night. Help them get to their back teeth with the toothbrush, because that can be a hard thing for them to do. Also, make sure they brush along the gum line – half of the brush should be on the gums, with the other half on the teeth.
You should never overlook flossing. The earlier a child gets into this habit, the better. Flossing should at least be performed once a day before bedtime. Bring your child into Spring Cypress Dental and we’ll be happy to show him or her the right technique. Learning how to floss at an early age can go a long way toward removing the bacteria and plaque that can cause big problems down the road.
Visit the Dentist Regularly
Along with brushing and flossing, taking your child to the dentist regularly will be one of the best things you can do to ensure his or her oral health.
When you’re ready to bring your child to Spring Cypress Dental, we’ll be ready to help. Call 281-256-3222 or contact us online to schedule an appointment