As you and your child are making New Year’s resolutions for 2017, the kids’ dental care team at Alaska Dentistry for Kids in Anchorage recommends adding some oral hygiene habits to the list to improve your little one’s dental health. By taking the time to practice their brushing and flossing tactics, they’ll develop health habits that will stay with them for a lifetime, while preventing cavities and gum disease in the upcoming year.
If you’re not sure where to start, check out these easy kids’ dental care habits to instill in your child this January:
- Brush Twice A Day, Every Day: Brushing their teeth when they first wake up and right before going to bed every night is a crucial part of kids’ dental care. If it’s been a while since you’ve bought your child a toothbrush, pick up a new one that’s been approved by the ADA, along with a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
- Floss Before Bed Every Evening: Flossing is one of the most important oral hygiene habits everyone should practice, and it should be done at least once a day. Teach your kids the right way to floss, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the kids’ dental care specialists at Alaska Dentistry for Kids for advice.
- Visit The Dentist Twice A Year: As soon as your child’s teeth start to come in, you should be scheduling appointments for them with a dentist. This will help make sure they’re caring for their teeth correctly, as well as receiving routine cleanings to ward off cavities and gingivitis.
Start the year off right by encouraging your children to practice these healthy oral hygiene habits and by making an appointment for them with a dentist. To schedule an examination and cleaning with Alaska Dentistry for Kids, call their kids’ dental care team at (907) 274-2525 or visit them on Facebook.