You’re probably getting pretty good at taking care of your own smile! Just when you feel you’ve really gotten the hang of it, you suddenly have some little smiles to care for and they cause you to stumble across a bunch of questions you’d never really considered before! You think back to childhood but the details are fuzzy. What are you to do about protecting your child’s oral health, you ask? Well, for starters, our Southlake, TX team is here to take your questions, your calls, and to offer care when you set up visits.
#1: Your Kids Always Need Fluoride
Don’t overlook the fact that your child’s toothpaste should include fluoride. We may even suggest additional fluoride treatments. You might hear from friends that this mineral isn’t necessary, that it could be safer, and more. The truth is, your child’s oral health will not fare very well without it. It keeps teeth strong and helps them grow into intact, resilient teeth. It helps your child avoid cavities. It’s safe, as long as your child isn’t eating it! See? Easy.
#2: Baby Teeth Will Certainly Require Mindful Care
Your child’s baby teeth are going to need your care. Yes, you might assume that oral health is really only going to become an issue once permanent teeth show up. The truth is, it’s always just as important, from the time your child is born. So, remember to provide your little one with consistent dental care at home and with our practice, so those baby teeth guide your child’s future smile, habits, and more toward success.
#3: Checkups Will Answer Your Wisdom Teeth Questions
As your child gets older, you are still in charge of managing his or her oral health! You notice that something that comes up during the teen years is the consideration regarding whether wisdom teeth will require removal or not. How do you decide, you wonder? Should you plan to have them removed no matter what? This isn’t something that can be predicted. Instead, it’s something that will be monitored during dental checkups, so make sure you schedule them every six months for your kiddo!
Bring Kids In For Consistent Routine Dental Care
Don’t overlook just how important it is for you to bring your children in for routine prevention to protect their oral health. If you’re dealing with taste buds that have dulled, you may need a dental checkup to get to the bottom of things. 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.