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Dental Cleaning

Russel di Bari, DDS

Instilling the right oral hygiene habits in your child from an early age (along with routine dental visits) can set them up for a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles.

After all, we’ve all heard of “preventative maintenance” when it comes to our cars, right? You change the oil every few thousand miles so the engine continues to run smoothly, avoiding serious problems down the road.

Preventative dentistry is much the same. At Russell di Bari DDS, we are huge proponents of a preventative maintenance approach to dentistry, as it keeps your kids healthy and is a lot easier on your wallet!

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should have their first dental appointment around their 1st birthday and continue with routine exams every six months (unless a pediatric dentist suggests more frequent appointments).

While it’s important that you keep your child current with dental appointments, it is equally important that you practice an effective oral hygiene routine at home so that your child will develop healthy dental care habits as they get older.

Diet is often overlooked when it comes to preventing cavities, but it is just as important as oral hygiene. When it comes to preventing cavities, limit the amount of sugar that your child eats, as well as the amount of time the sugar stays in his/her mouth/teeth prior to brushing.

This probably goes without saying, but make sure your child eats a steady diet of vegetables, yogurt, cheese, and other healthy alternatives. Doing so will assist in keeping their teeth and gums healthy.

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