Developing Good Dental Habits Helps Keep Teeth Healthy for a Lifetime
One of the best things you can do to help young people in life is to begin teaching them about developing good dental habits starting at a young age. Keeping teeth and gums healthy helps to ensure better health in the adult years. It can even help to ward off potential future problems like gum disease, tooth decay, oral infections, strokes and heart disease.
Every parent wants what is best for their children. At Cohil Family Dentistry, Dr. Kirk Cohil and staff believe in becoming partners with parents in ensuring children’s future good health through promoting developing good dental habits early. Around ages two or three, parents can introduce toothbrushes to toddlers and start teaching them the basics. A professional hygienist is an invaluable partner in helping you teach your kids the right way to take good care of teeth.
Starting Children Young Helps Avoid Future Problems
Dental professionals from Cohil Family Dentistry share your goal of getting your kids off to a great start with good dental habits. Serving the Apopka area as well as Longwood, Altamonte Springs, and Maitland Florida, we’re proud to help parents in the sometimes challenging task of promoting good dental health through regular brushing and flossing. Some of the best ways to help in developing good dental habits include:
- Making Tooth Brushing and Flossing a Routine – Twice a day teeth should be brushed, and flossed at least once a day. Everyone needs to make a conscious effort to brush after breakfast and after dinner, everyday with no exceptions. Otherwise plaque and food debris are left on the teeth for extensive periods of time, leading to decay.
- Replace Toothbrushes Regularly – The current recommendation is to replace toothbrushes every three months. This ensures effective bristles for brushing and proper bacteria control.
- Make Regular Dental Appointments – Important for patients of all ages to ensure better dental health
- Start Kids at a Young Age – Around age two or three is ideal for beginning to teach kids about proper oral hygiene
Remember that good oral hygiene continues to serve children well throughout their entire lives. This is easy to do when you start young and make taking good care of teeth a regular routine. Cohil Family Dentistry wants to be your family’s partner in exceptional dental care.
Contact Cohil Family Dentistry today at (407) 889-9682.