Parents and caregivers are like walking “10-Best Almanacs.” We know a little about a lot of things—or sometimes the other way around. With all that’s crammed into the daily lives of parents, it’s hard enough to remember the names of our children and pets (and not to get the two confused). How can busy, inundated parents be expected to remember all the essentials in optimum dental care for kids? In the spirit of helping the overwhelmed parent, our Hospital Dental Group (HDG) almanacs (AKA team members) are here to help with ten top dental care tips for kids.
Sometimes packing a school lunch can feel as challenging as trying to solve a complicated math equation. What, plus what, will result in a lunch your child will actually eat (and enjoy)? Add the criteria of “healthy” to the school lunch algorithm and you have an even more perplexing dilemma. Have no fear! When it comes to back to school lunches that are good for your child’s teeth—as well as healthy and fun—Dr. Anatoliy Ravin and the Hospital Dental Group team have your problem solved!
New backpack—check. School supplies—check. Back to school dentist appointment? If this isn’t checked off your list yet, not to worry. Although it’s a great idea to try to have your child get in for a dentist appointment before the start of another school year, our Hospital Dental Group team has other tips to help you and your child get ready for optimal dental hygiene with our ultimate back to school checklist.
Children constantly seek attention, direction and approval from their parents and caregivers. When it comes to dental tips for kids, you can help provide all three. To keep children interested and engaged in best oral hygiene practices, one of the best things you can do is become actively involved. There are several things you can do as a parent to help promote healthy dental habits for children (with minimal effort) that will lead them to achieving healthy, long-lasting smiles.
A good dentist will inform patients how they can maximize their dental health by screening for serious medical conditions—such as types of oral cancers—and providing safe, thorough checkups and cleanings. A great dentist will do all of these things, plus build a relationship with you (beyond your teeth!).
Did you know that, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 15 million Americans have crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth and 3 million Americans have dental implants? With more innovative implant dentistry techniques than ever before and top-quality product options, many individuals who have lost a tooth or teeth are seeking dental implants. Learn which type of dental implants may be the best option for you and how to best care for them to achieve lasting results.
Perhaps one of the biggest toothbrush mistakes you can make is not using one! For optimum oral health, the American Dental Association recommends brushing at least twice a day. Aside from not brushing at all or not enough, are there other toothbrush mishaps to watch out for? As it turns out, there are—but they’re also easily remedied.