2020 has FINALLY come to a close. No hard fillings (get it?), but this hasn’t been an easy year for you or your kids. Hopefully, change is just around the corner in 2021. Until then, you as a family can start making changes, starting with your child’s dental health.
Schedule a Visit
It’s recommended to see a dentist about every six months. Not only do most insurance plans cover 2 preventive visits per year, we start to miss you when it’s been too long! It’s easy to schedule an appointment instantly online, or you can give us a call. Treating small problems now can prevent serious dental issues from occurring in the future, and also helps create a lifetime of healthy dental habits. So hurry up and schedule your next visit on tooth-day at tooth-hurty or whenever works for you.
Get in the Habit of Flossing
Flossing is all the rage these days, and we’re not talking about that crazy dance! It’s something people tend to brush off, but it’s critical for dental health. Plaque is a real party enamel and likes to hang out on your child’s teeth. Not taking care of plaque can lead to serious problems. Brushing alone doesn’t fight plaque, but regular flossing can. Help your children establish the habit now so they can build strong teeth. Be their example by doing it yourself so they’ll want to join in on the flossing fun. May the floss be with you.
Eat More Veggies
Getting your kids to eat their veggies can be a challenge, but can actually benefit them in more ways than just nutritionally. Raw vegetables, like carrots and celery, do wonders for your children’s teeth. They help clean plaque as well as freshen their breath. The vitamins and nutrients found in vegetables can also protect gums and other tissues. Next time your kids need a quick bite, serve up some raw veggies to help your kids have strong and healthy teeth.