There is nothing better than a child’s smile. It can light up a room and warm the heart. As any parent knows, when your child is in pain, you will do anything to take it away. If your child is suffering from a toothache, you can feel very helpless in being able to find them relief. One of the most common reasons for tooth pain in children is cavities, which can be prevented. At Holistic Dental Centers, we recommend a combination of family dental care along with early education to help your children avoid cavities and have healthy mouths from the start.
The most important aspect of keeping your child’s mouth healthy is consistency. You want to help your child establish and maintain an oral health routine that is comfortable and easy to manage. Brushing your child’s teeth each morning and evening along with flossing once a day helps them understand that taking care of their teeth is a regular part of their day.
At the dental office, we do our part to help provide care to our youngest patients in a way that they understand. We know that the experiences they have in our dental chair will have an impact on their oral habits for life. We want them to find the dentist’s office to be a positive place where we promote health and wellness. We make sure that any information we pass along is delivered in a way that is relatable to them.
We know that you are doing your very best to instill good habits in your children. We advise all of our parents to begin taking care of their child’s mouth before the eruption of the first tooth. All it takes is cleaning the gums with a soft wet cloth after feedings. Once teeth start to emerge, you can begin brushing them with an infant toothbrush.
In our office, we support the habits you are instilling by reinforcing the basics of oral care. We teach children the proper technique for brushing and explain why it is important for them to consume healthy foods to keep their teeth strong and healthy.
Regular dental visits along with at home care can start your child on the path to a healthy smile. If you live in the Raleigh area, Call Holistic Dental Centers today to learn more.