As a parent, you probably take a lot of steps to help ensure your kids stay safe, healthy and happy. You might make them wear helmets when they ride their bikes, eat green vegetables at least once a day, and even brush their teeth each morning and night. But do you sometimes wonder if there is more you could and should be doing, to help ensure they enjoy good oral health? Preventive dental care is not difficult or even time consuming. It simply requires diligence and smart dental choices. So if you want to help ensure your whole family continues enjoying healthy smiles, make sure you are doing all you can to prevent dental threats like cavities.
Don’t Just Check Their Brushes; Practice Hygiene With Them
Rather than checking to make sure your kids’ toothbrushes are wet, after they are supposed to have brushed, why not simply stay in the room and brush and floss with them? Not only does this allow you to keep an eye out, to make sure they’re using proper technique. But it also helps set a good example, by teaching them that dental hygiene should be a lifetime practice.
Provide Them with Healthy Foods That Do a Smile Good
Another way to help protect your family’s smiles is by serving healthy, well-balanced meals. This means a diet high in nutrients from vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and dairy products (for those without allergies). Equally important is limiting how much sugar you are eating, though, as sugar can contribute to the development of cavities, and no one wants that.
Schedule Routine Dental Checkups
Finally, routine dental checkups and cleanings are also essential to keeping the smile health. That is because only professional cleanings provide the dentist with a chance to remove any calcified plaque buildup.
Call Our Dental Office in Norridge, IL, Today!
At our office, we believe that every patient deserves our complete and undivided attention every time they visit us. To us, customized dental care is about more than the treatment you receive, it also includes the time we take to get to know you personally. Your smile is unique, as are your dental health concerns, and we’ll strive to create a long-term dental care plan that’s tailored to your needs and goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Mischenko, call our dental office in Norridge, IL, today at 708-453-5320. We have flexible office hours, including evenings, and we always have someone available to answer the phone!
A healthy smile can mean improved overall health as well. We understand how your oral health connects to the rest of you, and strive to offer a variety of dental treatments. Working with our team, Dr. Mischenko can help you enjoy a more beautiful and healthy smile. Whether you need preventive, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, we can offer a conservative and personalized approach to dental care.