5 Oral Hygiene Tips for Your Family


When it comes to children, it’s important to get them started practicing good oral health. As an experienced pediatric dentists, serving Brooklyn for over 30 years, we’ve been able to help dozens of families practice good oral health. And so, we’d like to impart some of that wisdom on to you.

And remember, if you’d like to learn more about oral health, or have any questions we didn’t answer here, drop us a line at our website: http://moderndentistry.com/contact or give us a call (718)-339-6000.

  • Children need a healthy, well-balanced diet for good teeth and gum development. Plus certain foods (crisp fruit and vegetables, especially) can help clean your teeth. In addition to vegetables, dairy, which is rich in calcium can help keep your teeth strong.
  • On the opposite side of healthy foods, foods that are high in sugar contain bacteria that affect your enamel and cause cavities. Of course kids being kids, they’re will be the occasional chocolate and sugary treats. In that case, instruct your children to trick drink a glass of water after eating food high in sugar (this helps wash away some of the bacteria). Also, make sure they wait until a half hour before brushing, as the sugar actually weakens your enamel, and brushing may damage their teeth.
  • Children (and adults, for that matter!) should visit the dentist twice a week. That way you can have a thorough cleaning, and your dentist can inspect you for any possible issues. As with anything related to your health, early detection is key!
  • Try brushing your teeth once a week with baking soda. This will help whiten your teeth, just use the baking soda exactly as you would tooth paste. This tip is better for older children.

There you have, 4 expert tips that we actually share with our patient’s in Brooklyn and there families. The most important thing to remember is, start your children early and it will help them potentially avoid serious oral hygiene issues in adulthood. And if you’d like to learn more, give us a call at (718)-339-6000.

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