Your Children’s Dentist Talks: Helping Kids Form Good Habits

One of your goals when it comes to children’s dental care is helping your kids’ smiles stay healthy and in lovely condition. The other, of course, is to introduce and keep up with care in such a way that it helps your children develop positive feelings about smile care, while they develop wonderful habits and become more and more independent. So, you may ask our Riverside, CA team, are you on track? For some very easy ways to feel certain you’re ticking off all the boxes on that list of all-important tasks, your children’s dentist is ready to offer suggestions!

Bring Them To Us Consistently!

Your children’s dentist reminds you that consistency is one major key to helping your children form excellent dental care habits both at home and away from home! For instance, one essential thing to consider is that you should schedule dental checkups and cleanings with us as we suggest for everyone, once every six months. There are many reasons to do so. First, your kids will naturally expect it and grow to realize that this is just one normal and important part of life! Next, it will offer your kids the opportunity to enjoy oral health that remains protected.

Set Up Serious Structure For Dental Hygiene

Now, about your care at home: This should be structured and consistent, as well! Your children’s dentist reminds you that when kids expect the same thing every day, there is no confusion, they aren’t caught off guard, there’s no question about significance, and it becomes routine. The more structured you are with keeping up dental hygiene morning and night, the more likely your kids are not only to enjoy optimal smile health but also to adopt these habits as their own over time!

Be Careful About Your Use Of Smile Care

Your children’s dentist reminds you to be very careful about confusing your kids by either using dental care as a punishment (or letting kiddos skip certain areas of care as a reward). For instance, telling your kids they will have to have an extra brushing session or use toothpaste they don’t like as a punishment will certainly not bode well for developing positive feelings about smile care! On the other hand, rewarding kids by letting them skip essential dental hygiene sessions for good behavior undermines the importance of care.

Help Kids Maintain Excellent Smile Care Habits

Promote dental care at home and with our practice that will help your kids maintain healthy smiles. Remember, too, that when you are consistent with smile care, you help your children develop healthy, effective habits. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.