It’s October—National Children’s Week is here! That also means it’s time to focus on your children’s dental health!
While it’s important all year, your Fortitude Valley dentist supports National Children’s Week every year to help spread the importance of starting your kids off on a lifetime of healthy dental habits.
How To Establish The Best Oral Hygiene Routine For Children
So, how can you do your part to help your child keep their smile sparkling and mouths healthy?
Here are some ways that help you can encourage good habits for your children:
- Brush your child’s teeth at least twice daily, using small circular motions. Children’s teeth should be cleaned after eating and before bed using fluoride toothpaste suitable for children, which can help strengthen the teeth enamel and prevent decay.
- Get into a regular toothbrushing routine, and give your child plenty of praise when they brush their teeth properly.
- Replace toothbrushes or toothbrush heads every 3 months, when already worn or frayed, or when they just recovered from an illness.
- Supervise or guide children with their toothbrushing until they are at least 7 years old.
- When they begin brushing by themselves, check every few days to ensure they are doing it properly.
- Bring your child in for dental check-ups twice a year.
- Make sure your child eats a healthy, balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Try to limit acidic and sweet foods and drinks consumption.
- As your child’s permanent teeth erupt, you should make your Fortitude Valley dentist aware of any teeth or jaw misalignment. We will advise if corrective treatment is required.
How Precision Dental Can Help
Now is a great time to schedule your child’s dental check-up with your Fortitude Valley dentist at Precision Dental.
Let’s start early with the kids in Fortitude Valley to promote a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums for the children.
Child Dental Benefits Schedule in Fortitude Valley
Bulk Bill for eligible children
Up to $1,026 worth of dental treatments over two years
We are located at S13, HQ South Tower, 520 Wickham St in Fortitude Valley.