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4 Tips For Keeping Your Kids' Mouth Healthy

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As a parent, do you feel like you are struggling with keeping your kids' mouths clean? If so, it will help to follow these tips that will ensure that they are going to have healthy teeth.

Create A Routine

With everything being disrupted over this past year due to the pandemic, it is easy for everyone's routines to be thrown off and have stayed that way for a while. That's why it's so important to get back to a normal routine. When the time comes to go to bed, there should be a series of things that your kid does every single night, and brushing their teeth should be one of them. It could be putting on their PJs, brushing their teeth, and having a bedtime story read to them. By making brushing their teeth part of the everyday routine, they won't forget to do it before going to bed.

Go To Routine Cleanings

You may be a bit worried about going to the dentist right now and have been canceling your child's regular dental appointment. Know that your dentist is doing everything that they can to keep you safe when you visit. This includes limiting who is in the waiting room, wearing masks and face shields, and running air purifiers so that the air you breathe is clean. It's also important to weigh the risks of not going to the dentists vs potential exposure to COVID. At a young age, you may feel that poor dental health is a bigger problem to be concerned about.

Get Dental Sealants

Once your child starts getting their adult teeth, you'll want to consider getting dental sealants as a way to protect them. Dental sealants are applied to rear molars where cavities are more likely to form, and they can be applied to the teeth as soon as they erupt in their mouth. Consider having dental sealants applied so that it lowers their risk of forming a cavity.

Avoid Late Night Snacks

Your mouth needs time in order to naturally wash away the sugars that can cause damage to your teeth. That's why you need to cut off late-night snacks right before bed. If you allow your kids to snack right before bed, they will be brushing the acidity left behind from foods into their tooth enamel, which is not good for it. As long as you give your kids time to naturally neutralize the acids in their mouth before brushing, it will help promote healthy teeth. 

Keep these tips in mind as you look for a local dentistry office.