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Dentist in Coeur D’Alene Says: Teach Your Kids Good Dental Habits Early On

February 19, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drorban @ 11:44 pm

While February is known for Valentine’s Day, did you know that it is also National Children’s Dental Health Month? This has inspired your dentist in Coeur d’Alene to share some helpful tips and ideas you can implement to help make dental health a priority for your children and teach them good habits for the future.

A smiling family of four.

Teach Your Kids Proper Brushing and Flossing Techniques

Teach small children how to brush and floss properly by demonstrating the skills and also allowing them to watch you. It’s a good idea to assist children until they reach the ages of six or seven years old.

When your children start brushing their teeth independently and unattended, you may want to consider stopping in every now and then to check-in and monitor their habits. Kids don’t always have the best skills when brushing and flossing, and you might be surprised at what you find! If you have concerns, it may time for refresher course on proper techniques to ensure they’re achieving the best results.

Visit Their Dentist Consistently Every Six Months

Children need to visit their dentist consistently every six months to monitor their oral health just like adults. Your dentist uses X-rays to help detect any concerns early on, and consistent visits allow them to monitor your child’s dental development.

Getting your child used to visiting the dentist every six months ensures their optimum oral health in the future.

Help Them Detect Plaque

A plaque disclosing tablet can help your kids see where they are missing during brushing. You might consider using this tool as part of your check in. Give them the tablet to chew after brushing, and a bright color will appear anywhere there is still plaque. This is a helpful tool that will allow them to observe all the places that plaque can hide! Then they can see what it takes to brush that plaque away.

Contact Your Children’s Dentist

Oral health is important no matter what age you are! Schedule your son or daughter’s next visit to the dentist today in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Contact your children’s dentist in Coeur d’Alene today to help keep your child’s smile healthy, happy, and beautiful.

About the Author

Dr. Filip E. Orban loves taking care of children in Coeur d’Alene, ID! He welcomes families and patients young and old. Our entire team strives to make your son or daughter’s visit pleasant and stress-free. It is our hope that they will look forward to visiting the dentist in the future.

If you would like to contact Dr. Orban, he can be reached by calling 208-667-1546 or online.

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