Will Christmas Treats Cause Trouble For Your Child’s Smile?

It can be hard to resist opportunities to spoil the kids at Christmas time. While that spoiling often comes in the form of gift-giving, this tends to be a time of year where everyone has more access to sweets than normal. One concern with this is that kids can be less clear on the harm sugar does to our teeth. They can be a little too quick to reach for that next cookie, and reluctant to take time to properly brush and floss. Checking in on your kids while they brush and floss can be important. Regular pediatric dental visits are also important – if they do not have one already, make sure your child has their next dental checkup scheduled! Your Katy, TX dentist is ready to help young patients keep their smiles in great shape.

Make Sure Your Kids Are Enjoying Quality Dental Care At Home

Even with quality care at the dentist’s office, proper smile support at home will be important. There are a few measures you can take to help your child keep their teeth free of problems like tooth decay. Limiting treats can be important, as too much sugar can make it hard to prevent issues. You should also check to see that they are taking the time to brush and floss properly. Rushing these sessions can lead to spots on their teeth being under served, which can create trouble.

Starting Dental Visits Early Can Help Kids Develop Smart Long-Term Oral Health Habits

When children start seeing their dentist at a young age, they can be better informed about the need to properly address their oral health. They can also be more likely to keep up with good habits as adults, and continue to attend regular dental exams.

Talk To Lathrop Dental Center About Scheduling Care For Your Child’s Smile

At Lathrop Dental Center, our practice is proud to work with patients of all ages in and around Katy, TX, and we happily work with families from Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all other surrounding communities. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, you can reach our office in Katy, TX, by calling 832-437-3849.