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Redmond Kids Dentistry April 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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Reducing Your Child's Risk of Cavities
No parent ever wants their child to suffer from a cavity. We know that it means they are in pain and that they need to have a filling. The best thing that we can do is to make sure that our children regularly see a pediatric dentist to prevent cavities before they begin. If you want to do a little bit more to help them steer clear of cavities, here are a few steps you can take.

Helping Your Child Avoid Cavities
• Teach them to brush and floss properly. They need to brush for at least two minutes two times a day and floss once daily, too. Make sure they learn the importance of these practices early on and help them to develop the habit of taking care of their teeth.

• Make sure they eat a healthy diet. Pack their meals with as many healthy proteins and produce options as you possibly can. A colorful plate filled with protein and produce will have the nutrients to help keep teeth healthy, and avoiding sugary, processed foods can help reduce the risk of cavities.

• Teach your children to drink plenty of water. Drinking water helps keep teeth clean throughout the day since it washes away food particles, and it also prevents dry mouth. If you teach your child from a young age that water should be their drink of choice, this can provide a lifetime of benefits.

Help your children decrease their risk of cavities, and teach them how to keep their smile healthy at a young age. The sooner they develop healthy habits the better their chances are of remaining healthy for many years to come.

Keeping Teeth Healthy with Picky Eaters
When you have a small child that struggles to eat a variety of food, it can be hard to give them the nutrients they need to remain healthy. However, there are things you can do to boost the oral health of your child, even if they only eat limited foods.

• Allow your kids to eat frozen yogurt or drink chocolate milk as an occasional treat to help add calcium in their diet.

• Let your child help cook their meals, as they are more likely to try something they made themselves. Picking out the ingredients for their meals or growing them in the garden can also help them to be excited to try new foods.

• Avoid foods that are sticky, as they tend to increase the chances your child will struggle with tooth decay.

Benefits of a Water Flosser
If you are considering a water flosser, you may be wondering if it is effective at removing plaque between your teeth. Water flossers can be a great tool for removing plaque, especially if you have difficulty using traditional string floss. Water flossers can make cleaning around braces or restorations such as dental implants or bridges easier.

Another benefit that you can get with a water flosser is the option of being able to use a different type of liquid in the reservoir. Typically, you would fill it the reservoir entirely with warm water, but you can add a little bit of mouthwash to the reservoir. You could include antiseptic mouthwash or therapeutic mouthwash to enhanced the cleaning power of you water flosser.

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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