Oral Hygiene for Kids

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Encouraging good oral hygiene for kids at a young age is important to developing and maintaining a healthy smile throughout life. We’ve compiled a list of educational dental resources that you can share with your child to help them understand more about dental health.

ABC’s of Dental Hygiene

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Practicing good oral hygiene is easy with our ABC’s of Dental Hygiene infographic. Besides brushing and flossing, visit us every 6 months for a check-up and dental cleaning. This is great to ask questions about your child’s teeth and oral care. These steps help familiarize your child with the dentist while putting them at ease.

Next steps: In our infographic, we listed letters A through F. As a fun family activity find more dental words for the remaining letters of the alphabet.

What is Plaque?

Plaque is a funny word that can have a big impact on your child’s teeth. This video teaches your child how to take care of their teeth and prevent plaque and cavities.

Next steps: Children should brush their teeth two times a day for two minutes. Help your child with their oral hygiene routine by being a role model and make it fun by brushing along to their favorite song!

Choosing Healthy Foods

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Nutrition helps maintain healthy teeth for you and your child. Some foods are particularly helpful while others can cause plaque build up. Milk and cheese contain calcium that helps strengthen teeth, while soda and sugar beverages are acidic and can soften tooth enamel.

Bonus: Having a hard time getting your child to drink more water? Use a colorful straw or a “special” cup or try these tips.

Growing Healthy Smiles

Good dental care of teeth at all stages of tooth development is essential for growing a healthy smile. Whether the child is teething or developing permanent teeth, our video helps your child understand the importance of dental hygiene.

Baby Bonus: Is your child currently teething or losing baby teeth? No matter what stage of tooth development, here’s what every parent should know.

Want to learn more about children’s dental health?

The board certified dentists at Jenkins & LeBlanc are dedicated to educating you about the long lasting benefits of dental health. Read our Growing Healthy Smiles Guide to learn more.
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