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Family Dentistry: Promoting Healthy Oral Habits For Your Children

Good oral hygiene is critical to ensuring you have a happy, healthy smile for life. The best time to start good dental habits is when you’re young. Therefore, taking your child to a dentist around age two is essential. If you’re looking for a child-friendly dentist, consider family dentistry.

Your local family dental office will help protect your child’s smile and give your child the tools they need to maintain healthy habits.

What Is Family Dentistry?

Some dentists only specialize in children or adults. A family dental group focuses on all ages, allowing them to treat your whole family. They offer a wide variety of treatments, from x-rays to sealants, cavity fillings to fluoride, as well as thorough preventative cleanings.

Family dentistry treats every member as an individual. With a personal approach to dentistry, your child’s mouth will get the individualized care it needs to stay healthy for years.

Four Ways Your Family Dentist Helps Your Child’s Smile

Your child’s smile is priceless. Regular visits to your dental office are essential to keep them grinning brightly.

Family dentistry helps your child’s smile in the following ways:

Performs Thorough Cleanings And Exams

While you can make sure your child brushes and flosses their teeth regularly, your dentist can do more to help prevent cavities and tooth decay. Experts recommend visiting the dentist every six months to keep your smile in tip-top shape.

Your family dentist will perform thorough cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants to prevent tooth decay. In addition, they will take X-rays to track potential cavities. If a problem does arise, you can trust them to address the issue in a timely manner to prevent further damage.

Makes Trips To The Dentist Family Time

Keeping track of everyone’s dental appointments can be stressful. When you’re stressed about the visit, your child is also likely to be stressed. When you choose a family dental group for your family’s dental needs, you may be able to schedule your appointments all at the same time.

In addition, we recommend brushing your teeth together as a family so you can set an example for your children.

Eases Dental Anxiety

We get it. Visiting the dentist can cause anxiety, especially in children. There are two ways a family dentist can help ease dental anxiety in your children.

First, we use kid-sized tools. Using tools that fit in a child’s mouth keeps the cleaning pain-free for your child. Additionally, we talk your child through the entire process, explaining what each tool is, what it does, and why it’s important.

Second, we help calm your fears. Children feed off the energy of the adults around them. When you’re less anxious, they’re less anxious. We take the mystery out of dental care by providing parents with a thorough explanation of all their dental options for their child.

Additionally, we will provide you with the tools you need to help your child practice good oral hygiene at home. We’ll teach you:

  • The importance of limiting your child’s sugar intake, especially sugary drinks
  • How to help your young child brush their teeth
  • The best brands of mouthwash, toothpaste, and toothbrushes for your child’s dental needs. We recommend ones with fluoride to help prevent tooth decay.

Teaches Healthy Dental Habits

Did you know more than 50% of teenagers have at least one cavity in their adult teeth? The earlier oral hygiene is learned, the easier it is to maintain as they age.

Our team members will explain to your child the importance of:

  1. Brushing their teeth every day
  2. Flossing every day
  3. Drinking lots of water
  4. Regularly changing their toothbrush

Our team will make visiting the dentist fun for your child. We’ll provide them with a new toothbrush just for them, so they can be excited about visiting our clinic again and again.

Your Local Family Dentist In Boynton Beach

At Eriks Dental Group, we dedicate ourselves to providing thorough and personalized dental care to your whole family, including your children. Our compassionate team members provide cleanings, x-rays, and other treatments in a stress-free environment. We’ll answer any questions you may have and give you the tools you need to continue promoting healthy dental habits to your child at home.

Contact our Boynton Beach team at 561-733-4004 to schedule your family’s appointments.