What Are Your 2017 Dental Goals?
It is important to set and work toward goals in order to make good progress. This holds true with every aspect of life, including health. So what goals have you set for your children for 2017? Here are a few good objectives to keep in mind that can lead to better dental health both now and in the future.
Maintain a Good Oral Hygiene Routine
One good goal you can set for your kids is to have a regular oral care routine. This would, of course, include brushing and flossing on a daily basis as well as the use of rinses such as mouthwash. If your children are struggling to maintain a good routine, why not set up a rewards system.
Mark a calendar when your child brushes in the morning and evening and after flossing or rinsing. Once your child builds up enough consecutive days of proper oral care, reward him or her with a special treat (preferably something not too sweet, though – you don’t want to undo all of that hard work).
Visit the Dentist Twice a Year for a Cleaning and Checkup
Set a goal to bring your kids to the dentist every 6 months. When you use a pediatric dentist practice that keeps things fun for the kids, it’s not such a struggle. In fact, choosing the right dentist may result in your kids actually wanting to go. Either way, those two cleanings a year are vital to maintaining good oral health, and the two checkups can spot problems in time to make them easier to fix.
The Pediatric Dental Practice Your Kids Will Love
BRSH+FLSS Pediatric Dentistry wants to help your family meet all of your 2017 oral health goals. From training kids to care for their teeth at home to providing gentle cleanings and checkups, we strive to put prevention first and to make the dentist’s office a happy place for your kids. Schedule an appointment today by calling 619-741-1500, and get your children on the road to meeting your dental health goals for the 2017 calendar year.