Keeping Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy

Keeping Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy

 

When I became a parent, I wanted to savor every milestone. From their first words to their first baby tooth, I enjoyed it all. But, with all these wonderful milestones, I knew there was a lot of responsibility on my part- especially when it came to their teeth.

When all their baby teeth came in, I decided to take my children to a pediatric dentist. I found a great provider in my area who had video games in the waiting room and lots of flavored toothpastes for the kids to enjoy. They actually look forward to their dental checkups! If you are trying to find a pediatric dentist in your area, dentistry.com is an all-in-one platform where you can find a dentist, make an appointment online, and find great articles. It really made me feel like I was part of a community where I could get my most pressing questions answered.

One of my concerns was when my son had his first loose baby tooth. I wanted to be prepared so I knew what to do if it happened at home, at school, or even on the playground.  Another big issue we had was getting him to brush his teeth properly.  He was constantly rushing through it at night and often forgot to brush in the morning.  So, you can imagine my mom guilt when we visited the dentist to find out he had six cavities!

When it came to my daughter, I noticed she would get a little anxious every time we would go to the doctor because she feared getting shots or having blood drawn.  I wanted to be sure she had no anxiety about visiting the dentist. Before her first dental visit, my pediatric dentist he did a great job of keeping her calm and making sure going to the dentist was a fun experience.

Now my daughter is sixteen years old and has never had a cavity! While I hope I am partially responsible for her healthy teeth, we just found out her wisdom teeth are coming in and she needs wisdom tooth extraction.  Her dentist gave us the name of a doctor who specializes in the procedure. I was able to look up the provider on dentistry.com to read reviews from former patients.  There was very positive feedback on the doctor which really put my mind at ease.

While a parent’s job is never truly done, it is a great feeling to know you have given your kids a positive start in life by helping them develop good habits to keep their teeth strong and healthy. After all, if you take care of your teeth, your teeth will take care of you.

I am a dentistry.com spokesperson and all opinions expressed are my own.