Teaching Kids About Oral Health

Teaching Kids About Oral Health

From preventive care to cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, at Moss, our services are comprehensive.

As a father and son dental office, we understand the importance of taking care of the entire family. As such, we have a team of friendly professionals who are thrilled to serve the families of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline, Virginia.

Now that families throughout the region are shifting focus to back to school schedules and demands, it can actually be a really good time to re-introduce healthy habits that you want to make part of your daily routine moving forward.

We firmly believe that good oral health practices have to start at home and at an early age.

Brushing Is Only The Beginning

As you might have guessed, brushing your teeth each and every day is extremely important for maintaining a healthy mouth at any age. But did you know that it is only effective if you brush at least twice a day and for at least two minutes at a time?

Most kids do enjoy the novelty of brushing but many have to be reminded when it is time to do so and how long to keep at it.

As a parent, it is your job to set a good example and also to explain why we do it that way–that this is all in an attempt to fight off plaque, tartar, etc.

Fortunately there are plenty of kid-themed toothbrushes and toothpastes out there that can make it feel a little more like a fun activity than a daily chore.

The Spaces In Between Can Be Danger Zones

The next lesson that you need to teach your children is that good brushing habits are great but they are only the beginning. Tooth decay, cavities, and unnatural tooth loss are possible if plaque is continually left in the area between your teeth.

Show your kids that flossing every time you brush is just part of a healthy lifestyle. They might feel empowered to know that if they start flossing now, they can avoid a lot of unnecessary pain later on.

Make Your Dentist Part Of Your Family

At Moss, we know that the best dentist and patient partnerships result from personal relationships.

Brushing, flossing, and even using mouthwash are things you can take care of at home as part of your daily family routine. But your children should learn early that the dentist is their friend for life.

Our preventative exams can catch medical issues that weren’t even on your radar. Plus, professional cleanings can fight any plaque and tartar that builds up in spite of your best efforts.

Find a dentist your family can trust and start scheduling appointments twice a year.

Don’t Procrastinate

Our mission at Moss dental office is to improve lives through oral health care but it is not just a clinical exercise to us, it is personal.

When you schedule a consultation, we will listen attentively to your concerns, and partner with you to find dental solutions that are right for your whole family.

We hope that you will contact us today to hear more about our comprehensive family dentistry services.