Maintaining a healthy smile depends on what happens between your child’s visits with us. Good home care habits can be established by anyone committed to carving out a few minutes each day. Like regular exercise, consistency is the key to building a healthy habit. Brushing twice a day for at least two minutes and flossing once a day are the standard for ideal home care.
With so many products on the market today, it can be confusing to sort it out alone. Your child’s hygienist can help your child narrow down the endless options and form a home care plan that fits your personal needs. Based on your child’s unique chemistry, would a prescription toothpaste help reduce plaque? Should your child use an electric toothbrush? Many factors fit into a plan to maximize the time and effort your child puts into keeping their smile healthy.
Some patients considered high-risk for dental problems benefit from even more customized routines. Simple, inexpensive substitutions can dramatically reduce the risk and symptoms of periodontal disease. For example, Xylitol, when used in the right dosages, can minimize cavities in children and adults.