3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Child’s Dental Health

dental healthFebruary is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and we bet you’re wondering how to improve your child’s dental health. Don’t be overwhelmed – it’s actually much easier than it sounds!

Consider three simple ways to keep your child’s teeth healthy in 2018:

Implement the 2-2-2 Rule

If your child brushes his teeth for only 30 seconds, his teeth are not getting a good scrub. Teach your kiddo the 2-2-2 rule! Brush and floss your teeth twice a day for two full minutes. (You can set a timer to help him.) And bring your child to Dr. Jordan twice a year for a full cleaning.

Cut Back on Sugary Sweets

Sugary drinks and sweet foods are the main culprits of cavities. When your kiddos eat or drink something sweet, make sure they brush their teeth afterward. This will help eliminate cavities from forming. (Read this informative blog for realistic tips on how to cut back on sugar.)

Teach Your Kids About Dental Health

The more your kids understand the importance of keeping their teeth clean, the more likely they will develop good habits. Talk to them about why a healthy mouth and teeth are important. You can even give them crossword puzzles and coloring pages all about dental hygiene to make learning fun! (This is a great resource if you’re looking for puzzles and coloring sheets.)

After you’ve completed these tips to improve your child’s dental health, make sure you schedule an appointment with Dr. Jordan for a full cleaning. This way, you’re ensuring that hard-to-reach spots in your child’s mouth are getting cleaned. We hope to hear from you soon!

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