Helping Your Child Develop Positive Oral Care Habits
Helping your child have positive experiences with their health care providers is one of the best ways to set them up for a healthy life.
This is particularly true when it comes to their oral health, since many people who experience dental fear or anxiety report that it's due to negative experiences they had as a child. Your children's dentist in Concord has tips for helping your child develop positive oral care habits.
Lead By Example
When your child sees you brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, they not only learn how to do it for themselves, they also learn the importance of it. We also encourage parents to bring their little ones to their own dental visits so they can feel comfortable with what happens during a dental appointment and learn that it's not scary.
Help Them Learn to Brush and Floss Properly
Until they turn 6 or 7 years old, your child will need help brushing and flossing their teeth. Pick up some colorful flossers that will not only help your child floss those hard to reach teeth but also make it more fun. Using a timer is a great way to ensure that they're brushing for the full recommended two minutes.
Visit Your Concord Dentist Regularly
At White Park Dental, our doctors like to see children every six months – just like our adult patients. The first few visits with your child are spent helping them acclimate to our office, the "big chair," and the instruments we use. We'll always ensure that your child feels completely at ease and understands what we're doing before we move forward with any procedures.
Our goal is for your child to learn about the importance of their oral health and look forward to their dental visits.
At White Park Dental, we've been providing quality care to patients of all ages in Concord for nearly thirty years. Our doctors are kind and gentle, and we've built our reputation on excellence and personalized service so you can rest assured that your child is in good hands.
Contact our office today to schedule your child's next appointment.