How to Care for Your Child’s Teeth Throughout the Season
Truth: Whatever the season, you can’t go wrong with a smile.
Now: How do we bring that bring that excitement to our children? And then, how do you keep our kid’s teeth pearly white and strong all year long?
Well, no matter the season, basic dental hygiene practices are always in style. Remember when you were a kid and you were taught the tried-and-true dental care rules? Well those standard rules still apply to kids all year round today, too! Some of these rules we talk about at Salisbury Pediatric Dentistry are the important ones, like brush your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day, use proper brushing technique (small circles without too much pressure, getting every side of the tooth), floss daily, and – our personal favorite – visit the dentist twice a year!
Now, let’s take a look at this seasons challenges in particular when it comes to teeth.
Santa is coming and you know what that means…time to bake cookies to give to the Jolly Ole Saint Nick. We can’t forget about the endless neighborhood holiday cookie bake-offs either, it’s a time for joy and sweets!
Now, baking Christmas cookies with your son or daughter might be a precious tradition. But Salisbury Pediatric Dentistry likes to remind you that moderation is key. Make sure your kids don’t eat multiple cookies in one night. Limit the sugar consumption to a bit at a time. And, we recommend brushing right after the treats. You’ll be cleaning the teeth right away, and you’ll be defining a boundary – no more sweets after brushing.
Holidays are the sweetest of times. Be sweet to your kids’ teeth, too, by limiting dessert intake and brushing right afterwards.