Dr. Regina Villegas
Honest Person As A Surgen:
One in four children will have one or more cavities before entering kindergarten. Annually more than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental related problems. Starting a dental care routine with your kids early on helps prevent dental related problems and help reduce the amount of time your child misses school. With a child’s playful nature you can take several steps to build an effective and fun routine!
Model healthy dental care habits for kids:
Kids take after their parents, and from an early age they mimic what they see. Make time each morning and night to brush together as a family activity. If they see that taking care of your teeth is important to you, it will become important to them as well. This is a great opportunity to monitor if they are brushing correctly and show them how it’s done properly.
Pick kids dental products that are fun:
Let your child choose their own toothbrush and toothpaste. With all the different colors and character themed toothbrushes, as well as the different variety of flavored toothpastes available, it is certain they will find a favorite. Plus fun colors, characters, and flavors make it more likely that a child will want to create a habit.