Your child’s first dental visit
It’s important to know when your child should start seeing a dentist regularly. Dr. Steve Mocrae recommends scheduling your child in for a new patient exam at our office around two years old, or earlier if there are any concerns. It would be in your child’s best interest to have dental visits at a young age. This will help them become more comfortable and used to future appointments. It is also a great opportunity for the dentist and the staff to get to know you and your children personally. After visiting our office for your child’s first appointment, we recommend scheduling routine check-ups, cleanings and fluoride treatment every six months. We have provided a video below to help explain the process to your young ones.
Oral Hygiene for Children
Practicing good oral hygiene is very important for many reasons. Having your child get into the habit of brushing two to three times daily, and also flossing once a day greatly improves their oral health. This helps protect against plaque and cavity formation. Having good dental habits and healthy teeth will help encourage them to have lifelong patterns when they transition to adult teeth in the future. Sometimes it can be hard getting your children excited about their overall oral health. A great idea to help your young ones become enthusiastic is to purchase a fun toothbrush and children’s toothpaste. The flavors and colors of these products can greatly improve your child becoming exited about brushing and flossing. Another great idea is to show them cartoons and videos regarding oral health. This will help educate your child and it’ll make brushing and flossing more exciting to them. Below is a video for your children to watch, of a young girl teaching kids why oral hygiene is so important.