Preventive Tips For Smaller Smiles

A little girl or child brushes teeth in the bathroom. Hygiene of the oral cavity. Children's toothpaste. the kid is looking at the toothbrush with the pasteDentistry in and of itself comprises multiple areas aimed at the enhancement of your oral appearance, restoration of function and structure, and protection of various oral structures. Indeed, advances in practice have made it possible to even replace missing, damaged, or infected teeth with highly realistic prosthetics. Still, the most important factor to consider when caring for your smile is your health, and it is best to start the process as early as possible. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist takes a look at a few important tips to keep in mind when caring for younger smiles.

It’s Never too Early to Start

Believe it or not, the earlier you start preventive dental care, the better your children’s chances are of maintaining a lifelong bill of oral health. This means wasting no time teaching them about the ins and outs of at-home care. As a matter of fact, our team recommends bringing your child in by the sight of their first tooth, often before their first birthday.

A child’s first set of teeth is not permanent and will one day fall out to make room for their permanent structures. Because of this, you may be inclined to presume that routine care is ineffective. On the contrary, keeping your children’s gums, tongues, and other structures clean helps protect them from various bacterial and germ-related threats.

Another important factor to consider is that it takes time to establish a routine. The more often your child gains practice brushing his or her teeth, the more established the routine will be. To learn more about this process and how you can get started, give our team a call today.

Make Sure their Routine is Complete

Just as you might have been inclined to focus on oral health after permanent teeth arrive, you may also believe that just as long as a child brushes his or her teeth that is all that matters. Once again, this is false. You see, brushing may help protect against tooth decay and infection, but flossing is an integral step for prioritizing periodontal health. Gum disease can affect anyone of any age, and it is important to teach children the value in thorough care. Give our team a call today to learn more.

Additional Things to Consider

Because little one’s smiles are very impressionable, sometimes it is necessary to seek additional assistance. Our team offers dental sealant and fluoride treatment options to help tiny teeth fend off the threats of germs and other bacteria. The next time you visit our office, make sure to ask our team about treatment for extra smile protection.

Learn More Today

Contact Melrose Dental Arts in Vista, CA by calling 760-724-9117 to learn more about the importance of an effective preventive routine during childhood, and how you can help pave the way for your children’s lifelong healthy smiles.