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Teaching Your Children Good Oral Care Habits

Teaching Your Children Good Oral Care Habits

Children's dentistry plays an important part in teaching your children good oral care habits, so finding the right family dentist is crucial so that your child takes care of their teeth and feels comfortable going to visit the dentist. Dr. Suzanne E. Fohl specializes in family dentistry at Frederick Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Frederick, MD. She plays an important role in Fredrick families’ oral health care.

Oral Habits to Teach Your Child

  • Brushing is fun: You can make brushing more fun by letting your child pick out a character toothbrush and a flavored paste. As they grow older you can show them how to brush and brush with them to set a good example. Watching videos and reading books about oral hygiene can also help your child learn about the importance of good oral care.
  • Flossing: You should begin helping your child floss as soon as they have teeth that are touching.
  • Eating healthy foods is important: Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables will help your child’s teeth development. They should also avoid sugary foods and beverages.
  • Regular dental visits are essential: Regular six-month dental appointments are crucial for your child’s oral health. They should have their first dental visit within the first year of their primary teeth coming through. Starting them off early not only takes care of their teeth, but it also means they will be comfortable and anxiety-free when they visit the dentist

If you’d like to find out more about children's dentistry and helping your children develop a strong oral hygiene routine, you can reach Dr. Suzanne Fohl of Frederick Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Frederick, MD at (301) 698-8200.

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