Where can I take my children for dental treatment visits and restorative care?
Daily care and attention are important when it comes to helping children achieve and maintain oral health and wellness. Additionally, our team at smiles4children in the areas of Eldersburg, Ellicott City, and Catonsville, Maryland, may recommend restorative (treatment) visits when needed. Our team is pleased to provide young patients with the care they need to ensure healthy smiles for life!
What steps can I take to help my child maintain good oral health and wellness?
There are several steps children can take with the guidance of their parents to ensure a healthy smile for life. When parents set a proper foundation for a healthy smile, they can increase their child’s chances of being mindful of oral health and the care needed to maintain healthy teeth and gums effectively. Below are a few recommendations from our team at smiles4children:
- Brush and floss daily. With regular brushing and flossing, children can remove plaque and food particles, which may lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Encourage your child or children to brush their teeth twice daily for two minutes each time.
- Visit the dentist regularly. Along with daily care at home, regular visits to smiles4children are crucial in maintaining oral health. Our team recommends bi-annual checkups for cleanings and evaluations. Treatment visits and restorative care may be recommended if any issues are spotted.
- Eat a balanced diet. A well-balanced and nutritious diet is essential for overall health, including oral health. Encourage your child or children to eat foods rich in calcium and vitamins, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
- Limit the consumption of sugary snacks and beverages. Excessive consumption of very sugary snacks and drinks can lead to tooth decay. Try substituting sweets with healthier options, especially during snack time, when little ones tend to gravitate towards sweet treats such as chocolate and candies.
Request time to speak to our team at smiles4children
If you live in the communities of Eldersburg, Ellicott City, or Catonsville, Maryland, and require dental care for your child/children, we invite you to call one of our three office locations to request an appointment. Catonsville (410) 788-4555, Ellicott City (410) 203-2410, Eldersburg (410) 549-1212. We are here to help with a wide selection of services, including general, preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry for the youngest members of your family!