• February is Dental Health Month for Children

  • Oral Health Manteca dentist

    This week marks the end of National Children’s Dental Health Month, but that doesn’t mean the celebration needs to come to a close.  As the dentist Manteca families trust for their cosmetic dentistry and family oral health needs, we want to continue the conversation.  Good oral hygiene habits are important all year long.  Our Manteca dentist and staff love talking about ways in which your smile can stay healthy and an early introduction into healthy habits is best.

    Your First Visit

    The first visit you or your child has to our office is one of the best ways to start developing good oral hygiene habits and routines.  Young children should see our Manteca dentist as their first birthday approaches.  By this time, your child may have a few teeth and we can help teach them how to properly brush and floss.  Expect the first visit to be fun and full of smiles for your young one.  We want them to take a tour of the office, see how fun the cool chairs can be, and feel comfortable visiting our office.  Patients who are older, but are visiting us for the first time can expect a regular dental exam, but can also use the time to talk with us about the goals they have concerning their smile.  Our cosmetic and restorative dentistry services are available to keep smiles in great shape and oral health at its best.

    Brushing and Flossing

    Children of any age, once two or more of their teeth have come in, should brush two times every day and floss at least once daily.  Regular visits to our Manteca dentist office are also a must and a large part of preventative dentistry.  Dental exams provide us with a chance to give you a professional cleaning, while making sure tooth decay or gum disease is not causing problems.  Older siblings and parents can help younger children establish their own oral hygiene habits.  Let them see how you care for your smile and they’ll want to copy to achieve the same results.  Help young ones with brushing and flossing until they have mastered the motor skills to successfully brush and floss.

    Snack Time

    Promote good oral hygiene with healthy snacks, as well.  Treats like fresh fruit and crunchy vegetables are perfect for a good smile and keep sugar from damaging teeth.  Oral health doesn’t rely on just brushing alone.  Good oral health needs a smart combination of professional visits to our Manteca dentist, healthy foods, and of course regular brushing and flossing.

    Schedule your appointment for a dental exam today if you are ready to help us celebrate oral health.  Learn more ways to keep your smile and your family’s smiles healthy through our Facebook page.  If any questions arise, simply give us a call.  We’re here to help and can’t wait to see your lovely smile.