You probably don’t need a dedicated oral health month to remind you about how important your child’s teeth are. They use them to speak and eat every day. They showcase them every time they smile or laugh. There’s probably not a day that goes by that you don’t appreciate their smiles. Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry of Melbourne, FL would like to use this month to remind families about the importance of good oral hygiene habits and the vitality of routine dental appointments.
Good Oral Hygiene Practices
Good oral hygiene practices at home help keep your child’s mouth healthy and teeth white. All year, we encourage our families to limit sugary beverages and to ensure their child brush at least twice per day properly. And although flossing can be seen as a pain, we encourage families to make sure their children floss regularly.
Routine Dental Visits
While we stress it this time of the year, we feel it’s important all year — make sure you’re scheduling your child two routine dental visits per year. At the visit, we provide a thorough cleaning. Additionally, our dentist can evaluate your child’s mouth for any oral health issues and tackle them early. Your child may receive a fluoride treatment to prevent cavities, and we also offer sealants to help protect those hard-to-brush back teeth.
Why It’s So Important
This month is important to us because we feel teeth make up a huge part of your child’s life. Even though they lose their first set, good oral hygiene practices now can lay the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. Plus, poor oral health now can cause your child pain and difficulty chewing, among other issues.
Visit Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
If you haven’t scheduled your child’s bi-yearly visit, we encourage you to do it now! It’s oral health month and a reminder to parents to make sure they’re doing everything they can to keep their children’s mouths healthy. Book an appointment at Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry with our pediatric dentist in Melbourne, FL by contacting us today. Dr. Kristin, Dr. Alvarez, and team can’t wait to meet you!