3 Ways To Protect Your Child’s Smile [BLOG]

Happy Children’s Dental Health Month from your family dentists at The DentaLink!

Nothing makes us happier than seeing you and your children flash bright, healthy smiles in our Ballwin, MO and St. Louis, MO dental offices during your routine checkups.

To keep those smiles healthy, we’re dedicated to educating families about best oral hygiene and dental care practices at every stage.

That’s why we’re spending today’s blog on healthy dental habits that better protect the teeth and gums of our littlest patients!

3 Ways To Protect Your Child’s Smile!

As a parent, you have responsibilities competing for your attention all day every day. But with our helpful tips, you can better protect your child’s smile and instill good habits that will keep their smiles healthy for a lifetime!

#1 – Make Oral Hygiene A Priority At Home

We understand how thinly families are stretched these days, with busy school and sports schedules, but when you have a well-established routine, things are always more manageable.

When everyone is being pulled in different directions, some things can slip through the cracks. But it’s important to make your family’s health a top priority regardless. That includes making good, consistent oral hygiene a priority every single day in your household. It’s the best way to keep teeth and gums clean, safe from harmful bacteria buildup.

#2 – Routine Dental Cleanings & Exams

Keeping your family’s smiles safe from tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease doesn’t stop with good oral hygiene. It continues at your family dentist office!

About every six months, we want to see everyone in your household for routine dental cleanings and exams. Brushing and flossing alone won’t remove hardened tartar, which is why you need our team to prevent harmful buildup from your loved ones’ teeth and gums!

#3 – Be Proactive With Their Dental Care

During your routine dental appointments, you can take advantage of our preventive services to give your child an added bit of protection against oral health threats.

We offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments that can help rebuild damaged tooth enamel, strengthen their teeth, and ward off cavities caused by bacteria.

And if you have athletes in your family, you can also shield their smiles from injuries with custom athletic mouthguards! This is the best way to prevent painful damage and costly dental treatments down the road. We’ll provide a more precise, comfortable fit and better coverage than anything offered in stores so your child’s teeth are safe and your wallet is, too!

Schedule An Appointment!

February is a busy time, but given that it’s Children’s Dental Health Month and the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day, what better way to love your kids than protecting their beautiful smiles?

Bring them to The DentaLink for a dental cleaning and exam!

Call us today at either 636-496-8584 (Ballwin) or 314-334-1474 (St. Louis) or fill out our online form to request an appointment.

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