07 Mar Celebrating Smiles!
Whether you are a new patient or returning one, the dentist Georgetown, KY residents trust for their smiles wants to celebrate with you; celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month, that is. Healthy oral hygiene habits are important not only this month, but all year long. Our Georgetown, KY dentist team loves discussing ways we can help your smile look its best and believe celebrating oral health at a young age is a great way to start.
When should you first visit the dentist?
Your child’s first dental visit should be around the time they turn one. The year leading up to this visit should include daily cleanings of their gums with a soft cloth. When teeth begin appearing, it is time to introduce a toothbrush into the routine. Once at least two teeth have emerged and are touching, flossing can be added to round out your good oral hygiene habits. At the first visit to our Georgetown, KY dentist office, your child can expect a quick dental exam, a tour of the office, and a chance to see what a fun place the dentist can be. It is a relaxed, casual visit to create a positive experience for all. Older patients who are new to our office can expect much of the same. We want you to feel comfortable with your choice in choosing our team for your great smile.
Oral Hygiene Habits
Great habits begin at home. Preventative dentistry is the act of preventing problems from compromising your smile. Brush and floss daily and add in two visits per year to our Georgetown, KY dentist office. With daily habits established you’ll be promoting oral health and eliminating the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
Healthy Snack Options
Choosing healthy foods at snack time is another part of oral hygiene habits. Foods like apples, carrots, oranges, bananas, broccoli, and cauliflower are easy to snack on and are wonderful for your teeth. Keep sugary items to a minimum and brush and floss after consuming them. Sugar sticks to teeth and begins the decay process, damaging teeth and ruining smiles.Join us this year in celebrating children’s oral health by making sure your family has great oral hygiene habits. Reach out to us if you would like more information or check us out on Facebook for oral health topics. Your smile and oral health are our priorities. Healthy habits will keep your smile looking great and that is definitely something to celebrate.