Preventive dental care is essential for the continued health of your child’s smile. By visiting the dentist as soon as the first tooth appears, you can improve the success of your child’s oral health and help them better adjust to receiving dental treatments. Orion Dental Group is dedicated to establishing a good foundation for you and your family’s oral health. We offer treatments and expert advice on how parents can be more proactive with their child’s dental care
Limit Snacks and Sugary Foods
Keeping up a well-balanced diet not only improves overall health but has a direct impact on the health of the smile. For our children, making sure they eat healthily promotes better oral health. Vegetables, fruits, and water are much better for them than many kid-focused snacks. Limiting their consumption of sugary options such as cookies, crackers, and candy is essential in the preventive care of their smile.
Thumb Sucking, Pacifier Use, and Sleeping with Bottles
Although these items may be of comfort for your child, especially when they are distressed, s they can impact the development of their smile. Thumbsucking and pacifier use can impair the growth of teeth and create speech impediments. These habits can misalign their teeth, leading to advanced orthodontic treatment.
Sleeping with a bottle can result in the development of early childhood cavities. As the milk rests in on your child’s teeth, the acids can break down tooth structure. Weaning them off of the bottle can be difficult, but our dentists can offer a variety of solutions to comfort your child without the need of formula.
First Visits and Early Start to Oral Hygiene
It is essential to find a compassionate dentist for your child’s first appointment to ensure a comfortable and positive experience. During these first visits, our dentists can teach you and your child the best way to care for their smile at home. Our hygienists use kid-friendly language to educate your child on oral hygiene. We instruct them on proper brushing and flossing (at the right age), and why it’s important to keep them clean daily. An early start to oral hygiene promotes a routine that lasts a lifetime and ensures their health between dental visits.
Our Lloydminster family dental practice
provides comprehensive dental services to care for every smile. For more information on pediatric dental care, schedule a consultation
with us today!