Importance of Oral Health at A Young Age

As adults, there are certain things we know now that we wish we knew when we were younger. Whether it be related to finances or health, we’re sure you’ve thought this from time to time. Educating your children at a young age about the importance of oral health will help pave the way for a lifetime of good oral health habits. Check out a couple of things you can do to help!

Set an example.
If you’re having trouble getting your little ones to brush, try doing it with them. Children learn by example and if they see mom and dad brushing and flossing, it’s likely they will want to do it along with you.

Brush twice a day.
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), children and adults should both be brushing for two minutes, two times a day. When selecting a toothpaste for you child, look for the one that contains the ADA seal of approcal as well as fluroide.

Snack wisely.
Oral health and overall health go hand in hand. That being said, next time your little ones go to reach for a snack, hand them carrots, low-fat yogurt or an apple. Their teeth will thank them!

Schedule regular visits.
If you have children, you’re well aware how busy schedules can get. Between sports, playdates and birthday parties, there is awlays something going on. However, regular dental visits starting at age 1 are an integral part of your child’s oral health. If you haven’t stopped by to see us, it’s time to get that appointment on the calendar.

At integratedDENTAL, we provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for all of our patients. If you’re looking for a dentist for your child, contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We can be reached by calling 516-677-9010. For more information, visit www.integrateddental.com.

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