How to Teach Your Children About Healthy Dental Habits

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You may know that there are many things you may consider doing if you’d like to help your kids stay healthy and strong. For example, you might understand that flossing and brushing are crucial parts of enjoying a healthy smile, but are you aware that you should also help your little ones develop good habits while they’re young?

Did you know that children who start caring for their oral health when they’re young will typically care for their smile better as they age? We recommend helping your little ones learn the importance of following a healthy and balanced diet while they’re young. If you go on a long trip with your children or need to give them a snack, you may want to consider giving them something healthy. Nuts and fruits are good choices. You can also set an example for them. If you drink coffee, you might consider switching to green tea. Drinking coffee might also lead to a caffeine crash, which many individuals counter with sugar. Consuming too much sugar can make you more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease.

Lastly, please try to schedule an appointment with us at least once every six months. You should also remember to care for your teeth well, even if you are on vacation.
If you would like to learn more about helping your kids protect their teeth and gums in El Paso, Texas, please feel free to contact Texas Kids Dental at 915-858-6868. Our dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Erickson, and our team are excited to meet with you!