Elmhurst Family Dentist Works With Kids To Develop Strong Oral Hygiene Routines

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Apr 5, 2016

One of the most important things that our Elmhurst dentists do is to work with young dental patients to help them take control of their oral health routines. We know that dental care can seem scary to young patients—we are here to make dental care as simple and stress-free as possible.

When your child comes in for dental care, we will talk to them about the importance of oral health, and how to care for their smiles.

Here are some of the key things that we discuss with pediatric patients:

There are certain foods that can hurt your teeth—eating a lot of sugar can cause cavities, and chomping on ice and hard candies may chip and crack your teeth. Make good choices to protect your smile!

Cleaning your teeth as recommended does a lot of good—our dental team will help you figure out how to best care for your smile. When you follow your dentist-recommended oral health routine, you’ll find that your smile looks and feels better. Plus, proactive dental care can help you avoid really serious and painful dental problems in the future.

Flossing is super important—many young dental patients take the time to brush their teeth, but few floss on a regular basis. Our dental team explains to patients that flossing can actually remove bacteria and plaque that you would miss by brushing alone. So, really, it is critical that you do both in order to care for your smile!

Our dental team is really here to help you maximize your oral hygiene routine at home and in our dental office. You can call our Elmhurst dental office if you have questions, and you can also submit a questions for our team through the Contact Us page on our website. We look forward to speaking with you!