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How to Encourage Good Oral Routine with Your Family


Posted on 7/12/2021 by Platte Valley Dental Care
How to Encourage Good Oral Routine with Your FamilyHealthy gums and teeth are crucial for your family's overall well-being. They need to function properly to chew food and perform other basic functions. Poor oral care practices will increase the risk of oral infections like decay and gum disease; this will take a toll on your family's finances. There are several ways through which you can encourage a good oral routine with your family, be it kids, teenagers, or adults.

Make Oral Care a Habit


Good habits will positively impact others. Ensure that you and your family make oral hygiene part of your daily activities. Installing a good dental hygiene habit in your family is important, especially for your kids. They will grow up adhering to it and practicing good dental hygiene. Whether children or adults, you can influence good oral hygiene by setting an example. For kids, you can buy them a children's toothpaste with a tasty flavor to encourage them to brush. The goal is to encourage thorough dental care with a fun routine.

Maintain a Healthy Diet


The foods you eat can have a huge impact on your oral health as a family. Sugary foods such as fruit juice and soda can result in cavities and tooth decay. Typically, almost all foods contain natural sugars, but artificial sugar can cause significant damage to your teeth. This is why as a family; you should stick to a healthy diet and avoid sugary foods. If you have to eat such foods, always clean your mouth by brushing or flossing.

You can also use a fluoride mouthwash wash to get rid of the stuck food particles. Furthermore, you and your family need to come for regular oral exams. This will help detect any underlying condition. We will also administer thorough dental cleaning. For more information on how to encourage a good oral routine in your family, visit our offices.

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Staci Blaha, DDS and Trent Blaha, DDS have created this informative blog to help educate the community of Platte City, MO Did you like a topic? Please contact us today!
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