Schoolhouse Family Dentistry believes that your child’s first visit to the dentist should be a relaxing experience. In cases of high dental anxiety, your child’s overall dental hygiene may be effected for their entire lives. Our staff is experienced in dealing with dental anxiety of all levels, and we’ve put together a quick list of tips for parents. This list is aimed at helping you prevent dental anxiety from developing in your children, as well as helping you to reduce any anxiety they may already have.
You should brush your teeth at least two times a day. This helps remove bacteria-causing plaque to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth clean and healthy. Use a soft bristle toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride when you brush your teeth. Spend at least a minute on the top teeth and a minute on the bottom teeth. Don’t forget to brush your tongue, it will help keep your breath fresh!
You should floss between your teeth at least once a day. Your toothbrush bristles can’t reach everywhere in your mouth, flossing helps get rid of decay-causing bacteria that can linger between teeth. Rinsing with mouthwash helps to kill bacteria, plaque, and food particles from those hard to reach places as well.