Easy ways to help your little ones care for their teeth
July and August means the Summer is almost over and it's time to start preparing for the new school year. Besides buying new school clothes and supplies, have you considered it's time to schedule your children's dental exams? Not to worry, the only "studying" they will have to do is brush and floss every day! Here are some tips and tricks to help your little ones take care of their teeth.
- Limit sugary snacks like juices soda, candy, and sticky "tacky" food like fruit roll ups. If your children do eat these snacks, make sure they brush or rinse after eating to wash the sugar away.
- After drinking fruit juice, have your child rinse their mouth with water to remove residual sugar.
- Brush your teeth twice each day- after breakfast and before bed. After you've brushed your teeth don't eat anything! Don't forget to floss!
- Double check if your child is missing any spots while brushing with tabs which temporarily discolor the teeth where plaque is located. (Don't worry, they'll return back to normal!)
We hope these tips help you and your children develop good oral habits. Schedule your children's exam and cleaning with Dr. Glazer today. Call 214-774-9906 if you have any questions!