Preventative care plays a major role in your child’s oral and overall health. The most common chronic disease in children is tooth decay, but the good news is it’s completely preventable with good oral hygiene. Children’s parents should work with a caring pediatric dental office to ensure their child has a lifetime of healthy smiles.
The dental team at Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics helps parents understand the basics of good dental health care for children. We are a wealth of information for oral health in children, and can offer personalized dental care advice for children to practice at home. At-home oral health tips include:
When your child is six to 12 months of age:
When your child is between one and 12 years old:
Once your child hits adolescence, they will likely take care of their own oral health. It is still important to monitor your child’s oral health, however, as teens sometimes neglect oral hygiene in adolescence. Our dentists can help monitor for dental health problems with regular check-ups and teeth cleanings.
The dentists at Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics provide good oral hygiene instruction to school-age children in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico. If you would like advice from our dental team for your child, contact us to set up an appointment at one of our two convenient locations.
If you are interested in bringing a group of dedicated dental professionals to teach the basics of good oral hygiene at your child’s school, contact us for details.