There are some very easy ways to completely destroy the hard work that you put forth during your children’s nighttime dental care. There are always ways to make that second dental hygiene session of the day much more difficult than it needs to be. Fortunately, we have quite a lot of experience in this area and are happy to share with you powerful tips to make your evening smile time a breeze (and to ensure you see the results you want!).
Nothing But Water After Dental Hygiene
After your children brush (and floss) at night, there should be no food, snacks, drinks, or anything but water passing their lips! You want kids to go to sleep after practicing their evening dental care with clean mouths. Otherwise, sugars and acids leave their smiles vulnerable to all sorts of problems like decay and gingivitis. Getting into bed without these culprits makes for safe sleeping that helps protect oral health. Water is A-OK because it helps teeth remain clean and mouths stay moist, which are both characteristics of a healthy grin!
Brush (And Floss) Before They Get Sleepy
This is a big one! There’s a huge difference between attempting dental care when kids are still bright eyed and bushy tailed versus when they have fallen asleep on the sofa and you have to pick them up and try to convince them that it’s time to brush and floss. Set a time after dinner and before bedtime when kids still have the energy to brush (potentially with smiles on their faces). This will make things much easier!
Make Evening Care For Your Child’s Smile Easier With Our Help
Take the time to talk over potential ways you can make nighttime brushing and flossing easier when it comes to children’s dental care. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.