Like adults, children require regular dental care. As a parent, you may have a lot of questions about the best methods of ensuring your kids enjoy healthy oral care. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to help instill good dental habits in your kids with quality children’s dentistry.

The Importance of Routine

How often do you brush and floss? The American Dental Association recommends both adults and children brush and floss their teeth every day. You should brush your teeth twice a day, once in the morning and again before going to bed. You also need to floss at least once a day. We recommend flossing before going to bed. Making sure your children brush and floss regularly and at the sometimes helps make good oral healthcare a habit.

Lead by Example

Do you brush and floss every day? You should, and not just for your health. In addition to talking to your kids about dental care, your children need to see you taking care of your teeth first hand. In fact, we suggest that parents try brushing and flossing alongside your child. This allows them to see proper technique and for you to monitor your child’s brushing to ensure a thorough cleaning.

See Your Dallas TX Dentist

We believe in offering quality children’s dentistry for our young patients. This includes checkups and dental cleanings to reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. We also offer preventive treatments, such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments, to strengthen your child’s natural defenses against tooth decay. Your children should see us for an exam at least once every six months. Not only will we be able to spot the warning signs of dental problems in the earliest stages, but regular visits help reduce dental anxiety in young patients.

About Your Dallas, TX Dentist:

Dallas TX dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, DDS offers a comfortable dental care employing the latest in cutting-edge dental technology. We strive to make sure our patients in Dallas and Richardson have access to innovative preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures. To schedule an appointment, call Viva Dental Family Dentistry at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).