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Redmond Kids Dentistry February 2017 Newsletter
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Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.
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Changing Flavors of Toothpaste May Inspire Improved Dental Health
Kids can be very fussy when it comes to brushing their teeth. Sometimes they'll want to do that over everything else, while other times they will want nothing to do with brushing on any level. One way to try and keep brushing a little bit more fun is by offering your kids a few different options of toothpaste at brushing time. Sometimes just a change in flavors can be all that's needed to motivate your kids to take care of their teeth.

From bubblegum to fruit to gentle mint flavors, there are tons of options when it comes to toothpaste flavors that were designed for children. Some days, your child may be excited to brush with a bubblegum flavor, while other days that flavor just won't do. On days where your child is balking at the idea of a bubblegum flavored toothpaste, having a different option may be all they need to get back into brushing. Give them the option of having a grown-up flavor, such as mint, and see if that inspires them to feel differently about brushing their teeth and dental hygiene. Mimic the flavor you use, and brush with them. That can help them want to have a healthy smile, just like you!

Kids may be fussy, but they can also be encouraged. Take the time to show them that caring for their teeth is important while they are young. That way, when they grow up, they will make their dental health a top priority.

Is Your Child Old Enough to Visit the Dentist?
There have been extensive debates about how early your child should be seeing a dentist. Some people think that 3 years old is a good time while others vehemently disagree. The general rule of thumb is that between six months and one year is the ideal time to begin seeing a pediatric dentist. This way your child gets used to this being part of their healthcare routine.

Basically, once your child has at least 2-4 teeth between the top and bottom arches, you should be taking them to visit the dentist. Most of the early visits will consist of little more than looking at their teeth and maybe a cleaning, but this allows a dentist to take notes of how your child's teeth are developing, which they will be able to look back on during future cleanings and exams.

Reducing Sugar in Your Diet Doesn’t Have to Be Painful
There are a lot of sources of sugar that we eat daily. They come in direct sources, such as sugar in our coffee or the occasional donut or cookie. However, sugars also come in some hidden sources. Knowing where those extra sugars lie can help you cut extra sugar out of your diet, which can boost your oral health.

Here are some of the most common sources of hidden sugar that may be hiding in your diet. Are you consuming any?

• Milk
• Coffee creamer
• Yogurt
• Dried fruits
• Juice
• Wine
• Granola and cereals

By cutting any of these out of your diet, you are decreasing how much sugar you get and how much you feed the bacteria that causes tooth decay!

Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.



Redmond Kids Dentistry | www.redmondkidsdentistry.com | (425) 558-4562
16650 NE 79th Street, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052



 

 

 
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