From the first moment you saw your sweet child’s face, you knew that you would get them the moon if it would ensure their future health, success, and happiness. You don’t have to go that far to help your child build a solid foundation of oral health. It all begins with the routines and habits you set as your child grows. Let’s take a look at a few things you can set in place starting when your child is a baby!
You can begin caring for your child’s teeth around the age of 3 months old. Begin by cleaning those little gums with a wet rag, and continue to clean any protruding teeth until your child is old enough for a finger brush.
A Learning Toddler
As your child grows, he will soon want to take some responsibility for himself. By the time he is a preschooler, you will have graduated to a child’s toothbrush and will be brushing yourself. It’s time for him to take over. Take some time to teach him technique, and let him go to town!
An Independent Habit
By the time your child has reached elementary school, he will be ready to take over the habit on his own. Morning and evening brushing and flossing routines will be in his hands entirely, and you’ll get to sit back and enjoy the benefits of a child with healthy teeth!
Creating habits early is very important for your child. These habits will carry on through the rest of his life! Take the time to do things right, and see how that smile flourishes. Contact us today to set up an appointment. Let us know how your child is doing. We would love to check those teeth soon!