Give Children a Good Start
It’s not hard to have a healthy smile, but many parents find it challenging to help their children have healthy dental habits. Oral health is so important that it’s a California law for children entering kindergarten to have a dental exam before attending school. Tooth decay is unfortunately very common in children, so early education about daily oral care is crucial for developing healthy habits to last a lifetime. Is there anything wrong with the thinking, “Why take my child to the dentist? Their baby teeth are going to fall out anyway.” Our response is that life-long habits start young, so if a child doesn’t take care of their teeth, they certainly won’t do so as they get older!
Here are some tips on healthy dental habits for the whole family:
- Choose the right toothbrush. Soft bristles are best and should be small enough for the reach all parts of the mouth.
- Be involved in your child’s daily oral care. Show your child how to brush and invite them to watch you when you brush and floss.
- Bring your child to the dentist twice a year.
The dentists at the Yuba City Dental Group understand new experiences and that fear of the unknown may cause your little one to be a bit anxious, so we do all we can to make it an enjoyable and educational experience.
Healthy Food for Strong, Healthy Teeth
Encourage all in the family to have healthy eating habits that includes plenty of veggies, fruits and whole grains. Use water to quench your thirst during the long and hot valley summers. Staying well hydrated, especially with fluoridated water, and eating a balanced diet helps form strong teeth and bones, especially for children. If you are concerned that your child is not getting enough fluoride, feel free to talk with your dentist at the Yuba City Dental Group. Treatments are available to make sure your children receive the proper amount. The Yuba City Dental Group looks forward to giving you and your family the best dental care available! Call and make an appointment today and we will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about creating healthy dental habits!