Should I Check In On My Kids While They Brush And Floss?

Once your kids are old enough to brush and floss their teeth on their own, you may worry that they are not taking this responsibility seriously. One reason young patients can have more oral health troubles than adults is that they are less aware of how (or why) they should take care of their teeth. There are steps you can take to help them understand the importance of a healthy smile. Brushing and flossing with them can create opportunities for you to set a good example, and talk about why these actions matter. Of course, you are not the only one who can offer guidance. Your St. Louis, MO dentist can take time to talk to kids about the need to avoid problems like tooth decay during routine pediatric dental visits.

The Importance Of Bringing Kids In For Professional Dental Exams

In addition to professionally cleaning and reviewing kids’ teeth, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell can take the time to help them understand why they need to keep up with good oral care. That guidance can help them brush and floss more effectively, and give them a clearer idea of how these behaviors help them. Because early visits help people feel comfortable in the dentist’s chair, bringing your young kids in for checkups can make it more likely they continue to practice good oral health habits into adulthood.

Are You Doing Enough To Keep Your Smile In Good Health?

Every smile in your family matters, including yours. When you take the time to prevent dental problems, you can serve as a good role model your kids can follow. Modeling good behaviors at home, and seeing Dr. Johnson-G’Sell for regular checkups, can help you exhibit the right habits for your kids to absorb.

Talk To Magnolia Family Dental About Scheduling Dental Care For Your Kids

At Magnolia Family Dental, patients of all ages can look forward to committed smile care when they come in for a checkup. You can arrange dental care for yourself, or a family member, by contacting Dr. Johnson-G’Sell by calling Magnolia Family Dental in Kirkwood/St. Louis, MO, today at 314-822-4521.