In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, take a moment to assess your child’s oral health habits and preventive care schedule. Have they been to the dentist in the last 6 months?
If not, call Paradise Smiles and schedule a visit for a thorough exam and cleaning. These visits should occur twice a year to ensure your child’s teeth are clean and healthy and to give Dr. Nguyen an opportunity to look for dental problems in the early stages- when they are much easier to address!
Teaching your child correct brushing and flossing is also important, and your dentist and dental hygienist at Paradise Smiles will take the time to show young patients the “right way” to brush! Done correctly, regular tooth brushing and flossing can greatly reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, the two most common dental health problems today that can lead to bigger problems when left untreated.
Here is a fun video to share with your children to encourage good oral health habits:
Paradise Smiles is a family dentist in Chantilly, Virginia offering the range of dental services a growing family needs to keep everyone smiling. A trip to the dentist can often cause anxiety in a young patient and the opportunity to go to the dentist alongside a parent or caregiver often helps to reduce these fears.
Children who see their parents and caregivers receiving dental care are also more likely to establish good dental care habits themselves later in life- they may not always do “what you say”, but will often “do as you do”!