Home Care

A healthy smile is highly dependent on what happens between your child’s visits to see us.  Good oral care habits can be established at any age by carving out a few minutes each day to make it happen.  Children are creatures of habit and learn by example.  If you establish a set time each day to brush with your child and review proper techniques at a young age, the consistency builds and they will learn the importance of proper brushing and flossing. Helping your child brush their teeth for two minutes twice a day and regular flossing, sets a foundation for your child’s optimum health.

With so many products geared toward children today, it’s hard to know which products are best for your child’s specific needs.  Their hygienist serves as a personal trainer when it comes to dental home care. They will quickly narrow down the endless options and form a plan that fits your child’s individual needs.  Does your child need a specific toothbrush? Should they use toothpaste with or without fluoride?  Our team will have these answers and will guide you to the best course of maintenance for your child. 

Some children are at a higher risk of dental problems, and benefit from even more personalized routines.  Simple, inexpensive additions can transform the environment of your child’s mouth and dramatically reduce disease activity.  For example, Xylitol is a naturally-derived sweetener that can reduce cavity activity in children when used in the right dosages and exposure times.