Oral Hygiene For Kids
Children’s Dental Hygiene in Sammamish, WA
Dental hygiene starts at home but can be greatly helped with the advice of our board-certified pediatric dentist. When you visit, we assess the health of your child’s teeth and gums, plus we look at how their daily hygiene routine has contributed. We may show your child some brushing techniques or offer some kind advice on how you can help them improve.
Please be assured we are not judging or lecturing, rather, we help your family employ good hygiene through fun games and expert advice. We’ll use this time to provide fluoride treatments and dental cleanings, as necessary.
Setting a solid oral hygiene routine from a young age can have benefits that last a lifetime. We view all patients as if they were our kids so only want the very best for them and their teeth.
We are firm believers in preaching what we practice! As a parent and a practitioner Dr. Jumani understands that maintaining optimal oral hygiene for kids can be a challenge. Our goal at Nurture Kids Dentistry is to ensure that your family remains cavity free and to achieve this we counsel each family on their oral hygiene practices and try to tailor an approach that works best for them.
ORAL HYGIENE FOR KIDS
FAQs About Kids’ Oral Hygiene
When should oral hygiene begin?
Oral hygiene should begin as soon as the first teeth erupt in the mouth. During the initial stages it may be in the form of wiping the gums and the teeth after each feeding, as teeth begin to erupt it may take shape in the form of using a silicone chewy toothbrush, and ultimately using a conventional toothbrush and an age appropriate quantity of toothpaste.
How can I teach my child to practice good oral hygiene?
What are the basics of oral hygiene?
The basics of oral hygiene are brushing your teeth and tongue two times a day for two minutes each. As kids get older and their teeth begin to come in contact with each other, it is very important to add flossing to their hygiene regimen. Until kids can write cursive, tie their own shoelaces or can use a fork and knife efficiently, they are not ready to be completely trusted with independent tooth brushing.
What are the benefits of good oral health in children?
Nurture Kids is a full service pediatric dentistry offering:
Dental Exams | Oral Hygiene | Dental Crowns | Orthodontics | Sealants
Dr. Jumani also specializes in:
Emergency Pediatric Dentistry | Special Needs Dentistry | Sedation Dentistry