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You probably understand that there are several simple steps you’ll need to take if you’d like to keep your pearly whites healthy and strong. You might have also heard that you should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time. You may also be aware that you should clean the areas you shouldn’t brush yourself. However, did you know that there are a few extra steps you should take to help your kids establish healthy dental habits?

Naturally, you should lead your kids by example. If your little ones see you keeping your pearly whites clean, they’ll probably clean their teeth better as they age. If your children develop these good habits when they’re young, they’ll probably also enjoy a healthier smile when they’re older. Your children should also see you caring for their teeth when you’re away from home. Aside from brushing and flossing, we recommend scheduling at least two appointments for your children every year. We typically recommend starting these checkups once your child turns a year old, to help them adjust to visiting the dentist.

Eating healthy foods might also help you keep your little one’s smile strong and help your kids establish healthy habits. You may also want to consider drinking tea instead of coffee as coffee can often lead to caffeine crashes. To counteract the crash, many individuals consume sugar, which lets bad bacteria thrive. You should also enjoy healthy snacks, such as fruits and nuts instead of sugary ones.

If you have any more questions about helping your kids enjoy a healthy and strong smile in St. George, Utah, please feel free to contact St. George Kids Dental at 435-673-3490. Our dentist, Dr. Trent Pryor, and our team will gladly address any concerns you may have. We’re excited to meet with you.