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Your children look up to you in every way, and the ways they approach the world stem from what you teach them. Because of this, your children's dental health lies in your hands. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to inspire excellent oral hygiene in children. They can't process the full extent of what oral hygiene during childhood will accomplish throughout their lives, so brushing and flossing just seem like a boring, pointless step in a day that could be spent elsewise. Today, our Schenectady dentist discusses the ways in which our practice helps make brushing, flossing fun for your kids. A stable foundation of dental knowledge during a child's development will enable him to better care for his teeth for the rest of his life.

Children's Oral Hygiene | Schenectady Dentist

If your kids learn to think of oral hygiene as a vital part of the day, their dental health attitudes will develop in a positive way. They may even enjoy trips to the dentist! We hope to help every young patient find dental health pleasant, and here we list a few ways we work to accomplish that:

  • Stress-free first appointments - Your child's first trip to our office will be one to put him or her at ease. You will accompany your child he or she tours the office and meets our staff. If your child is young or especially nervous, you may sit in the dental chair with them during their first teeth cleaning. Feeling good about the office will help your child feel great about future dental treatment, and avoid forming dental anxiety.
  • Engaging education on oral health - Learning about plaque, cavities, and the problems that follow candy pigouts and poor brushing will do more to engage your child in oral health than vague admonitions to brush and floss. There are a variety of fun games that can help visually demonstrate the effects of bacteria and acid on teeth.
  • Fun dental products - The wide variety of products available means there are brushes, pastes, and floss that are just right for your son or daughter. Colors, addition of cartoon characters, and other alterations to the boring old brush and floss make oral hygiene more exciting. 
  • Oral health rewards - A cavity-free mouth should be rewarded! Just make sure it's not in the form of a sugary treat!

If your kids are seeking a pleasant, comfortable dental experience, visit our office to get them acquainted with our staff and our space. We looking forward to meeting them!

 

When you have a sore limb, the flu, or a headache, you seek medical attention for some kind of relief. General health problems carry a certain amount of gravity that causes us to respond with haste. When dental health seems like it could be compromised, few people respond in the same way. Our Schenectady dentist assures you that your dental health should be as important to you as your whole-body health. Today, we’ll discuss the reasons your oral health is imperative and ways to keep your teeth and gums strong. With excellent care and the aid of our dentist, superb dental health is a possibility for every one of your patients.

Why is dental health so important? If I have a cavity, my Schenectady dentist can just fix it at my next dental exam.

Oral health can suffer from different attackers. Something like a single cavity is a relatively mild dental problem. But a single cavity can spread. It can lead to multiple cavities, to an infected tooth, or even to periodontal disease (infection of the gums). These problems can’t be resolved in a single dental appointment. They take multiple restorations and periodontal therapy to be eradicated from your mouth. Waiting to take action when it seems something could be wrong with your teeth allows the disease time to spread. Additionally, dental problems can lead to whole-body health issues of which many patients aren’t aware.

Does my Schenectady dentist have any tips on what I need to do to maintain stellar dental health?

-       Brush and floss daily, and properly (for long enough and in a thorough fashion)

-       Maintain regular dental exams (every six months)

-       Contact your Schenectady dentist as soon as you feel something is wrong with your teeth or gums

-       Cut back on consumption of acidic, sugary drinks like coffee and soda

-       Rise your mouth with water after eating

There are more tips where those came from – contact our Schenectady dentist to set up your next exam and learn about dental habits that are appropriate for your personal smile.



Robert M. Scotto, D.D.S.
615 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12305
518-374-9770

  

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