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If you want your child to have a strong and healthy smile, our Smiley Dental Forest Lane team is happy to give you the tips you need! Your child’s oral health is extremely important to us, and we are here to help you in any way we can so your child can grow into the beautiful and successful smile they deserve. So, to keep your child’s oral health in tip-top shape, we recommend doing the following things:

Monitor your child’s eating habits
Having a healthy diet not only benefits your child’s physical body, but it also benefits your child’s oral health. It’s best to provide healthy snacks to your child as much as possible, like apples and carrots, and do your best to discourage sweets. If the school lunch is not necessarily healthy, you can always pack your child a home lunch or you can talk to the school board about changing the lunch options.

Encourage oral hygiene
If your child brushes their teeth twice a day, flosses their smile once a day, and rinses their mouth with mouthwash daily, they will be on the right track. The trick is to encourage them to do these things as much as possible so cavities and gum disease will stay away from your child’s chompers and gums.

Consider dental sealants
Dental sealants are great dental treatments that successfully protect the back molars from falling victim to tooth decay and other dental issues. This treatment is a great option for children, so if you want to physically protect the teeth with a dental shield, consider dental sealants.

For more information and guidance on how to care for your child’s smile, please call 972.484.5400! Your dentist in Dallas, Texas, is more than happy to give you the tips you need to succeed. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. if you’re interested in protecting your child’s oral health with dental sealants. We look forward to hearing from you!