Showing posts from January, 2017

What Type Of Toothpaste Should I Buy For My Child?

There are tons of toothpaste out there for your child and it can be confusing to determine not only when you should use toothpaste for your little one, but what kind should you be purchasing in order to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. Teeth are the hardest item in our body and the enamel on the teeth, while it does wear down, with healthy habits is capable of making your smile last a lifetime. Taking extra care when purchasing toothpaste can help keep their smile healthy. Here are a couple of tips to buying toothpaste for your child. Prior to your child being able to successfully spit you may want to avoid toothpaste that has fluoride in it. This is a great time to use a toothpaste with Xylitol in it. This will help protect their teeth while keeping them from having build up of plaque. You may want to consider which type of flavored toothpaste is right, especially with younger children. This can determine whether they build healthy habits for a lifetime. Once your
Preventative Dental Care Is Not A Myth Preventative dental care is not just a myth, it is a way to protect your children’s smile. Over ½ of American children are impacted by cavities, and dental decay is the number one preventable disease in America. Take time to help keep your children’s smile healthy with these 5 preventative dental care tips. 1.      Take them to the dentist at least 2x a year. This trip to the dentist helps to find problems that you may not see by just looking in your child’s mouth. Cavities, gum problems and decay can hide in places you do not see. Taking them to the dentist for a routine cleaning helps to take care of problems quickly. 2.      Replace their toothbrush every 3-4 months and sooner if they get sick.   After 3-4 months of your child using their toothbrush 2x a day, the bristles begin to lose their ability to remove plaque from the surface of their teeth. When they are sick the germs and other bacteria in their salvia can stick to the

Helping Your Child Be Comfortable With Brushing

One scary situation can cause major problems with your child when brushing. If they are feeling uncomfortable with the toothbrush being in their mouth, it is important to help re-establish the trust. The toothbrush head should be smaller than their mouth. This helps to allow them not feel like they are choking while they are brushing. Play a fun song or have a relaxation session prior to brushing. Helping them to feel relaxed prior to working on brushing their teeth can help keep them calm. While they are brushing, playing their favorite song or talking to them can help keep them calm and focused on something other than the task at hand. Have them brush their teeth 2x a day. The more they brush where it does not end in something bad happening, the more it will help to reinforce that brushing is safe. You will also want to use a small amount of toothpaste . The amount of toothpaste should not be enough that the toothpaste builds up in their mouth. Help them to place the