How often should you take your kids to the dentist?

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February is Children’s Dental Health month! So we are going to tell you everything you need to know about taking care of your children’s teeth. 

Most dentists recommend you take your kids for a check-up at least twice a year. However, if your dentist believes they should go more often, it is advisable to take their advice. Of course, it all depends on your kid’s dental health – Better Dental Health = Less Visits to the Dentist!

Most parents start taking their kids to the dentist when they are younger, just to get them used to visiting the dentists and learning about oral hygiene. But most of the work should be done at home anyways, start your kids off early by teaching them about the importance of maintaining a routine to clean their teeth, the importance of doing so and the consequences of not doing.

Let them watch you and stress the importance of brushing properly. From an early age, make sure their gums are healthy and clean, especially if they are bottle feeding at night. Although pacifiers are a go-to for more parents, it is advisable to wean them off at an early age or not use them at all.

From an early age, make sure their gums are healthy and clean, especially if they are bottle feeding at night. Although pacifiers are a go-to for more parents, it is advisable to wean them off at an early age or not use them at all.

With teaching them about Oral hygiene also comes teaching them about nutrition and what is good and bad for them to eat. Moderation is a key lesson to learn, as you don’t want to deprive your children of sugary treats, but they must learn it is a “treat” and should not be consumed all the time, things such as soda, candies, and very sugary treats should be monitored carefully.

Once your children start getting older and learning about the importance of a having good oral hygiene, make sure they visit the dentist regularly.

Please contact your dentist at any of our branches if you need more information or if you want to book an appointment to have us look at your teeth!

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