California pediatric dentist provides tips for keeping your child’s smile healthy

tips for keeping your child’s smile healthy Much of what parents teach their children begins with giving them a good example to follow. This also applies to dental care. By observing their parents’ good oral health care habits, children are more likely to pick up these habits and carry them into adulthood.

Dr. Nikunj Raiyani and his team at the Hanford Family Dental Center have provided expert dental services to California parents and children for many years. Here, Dr. Raiyani offers some tips for parents:
  1. Start now. It’s never too early to consider your child’s oral health. Even before cutting the first tooth, parents should clean the baby’s gums by wiping them with a soft cloth after feedings. Once a tooth erupts, it can be softly brushed with an infant toothbrush.
  2. Teach your children well. Give them the toothbrush and teach them how to address the back teeth and along the gum line. However, after children brush, follow with a solid cleaning of your own. Also, be sure to use dental floss as soon as the teeth begin to touch.
  3. Make dental appointments a habit. By developing a relationship with the dentist early, children experience less apprehension about dental appointments. Also, consider letting your child tag along for one of your visits so that he or she can meet the dentist.
  4. Remember nutrition. Parents know that good nutrition is good for their children’s health, but it’s also important for their teeth. Foods that have high sugar content are common causes of tooth decay and gum disease. Try to exchange the lollipops and candy bars for fruits and vegetables to improve children’s oral health.
For more tips about how to get your child started on a great path to oral health, or to schedule an appointment, call the Hanford Family Dental Center today.

Dr. Nikunj Raiyani

Hanford Family Dental Center

Dr. Nikunj Raiyani

At Hanford Family Dental Center we want to give our patients the best and most modern dental care. While dentistry focuses on the prevention and treatment of dental conditions and enhancing the aesthetics of your smile, we add a personal touch to it by understanding that your smile is unique. Through several years of training and experience, Dr. Nikunj Raiyani provides the best and most effective results through personalized and customized care. We work alongside you to help you achieve all your dental goals and desires. Our hygienists JD, Daisy and Jessica go the extra mile to educate you and help ensure your comfort throughout the treatment process. Although our office environment is modern, our Front Office staff and assistants ensure that you have a pleasant and smooth experience every time you visit us. At Hanford Family Dental Center, everything is about you!

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