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Redmond Kids Dentistry August 2018 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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Why Your Child May Need a Mouth Guard to Protect Their Oral Health
When children play, they can play rough, and this can lead to a number of injuries. However, many people overlook the potential for dental injuries in that mix since it is often bones that children break first. If you want to help protect your child from oral problems, you may want to look into a mouth guard for specific activities as they grow up.

How Can a Mouth Guard Help Protect Your Child's Oral Health?

Kids can play quite hard. They run into each other, fall with reckless abandon, and smash into things only to bounce off and keep going. However, that is not always the end result. Sometimes, kids will run into something or fall, only to have their teeth wind up injured. If your child were to wear a mouth guard during these times, it can help protect their teeth. Consider talking with us about getting a mouth guard to protect your child's teeth when they are playing sports, getting rowdy, or just playing more rambunctiously than normal. That small piece of plastic could help protect your child's teeth from harm.

If you get a mouth guard for your child, make sure you ask any questions you may have about how to keep it clean. That way, when they put the mouth guard in, the only thing you have to worry about is keeping your child safe, not adding to their risk of cavities, too.

Early Signs of Pediatric Cavities
Typically, children do not notice a cavity before the dentist does. However, there are still signs that you can watch for between dental visits. If you notice discoloration as you are helping your child brush his or her teeth, make sure to take note. If that discoloration grows, it is best to call our office and have us take a look. If your child has teeth that overlap, you also need to watch the gap. Sometimes, food and other debris can get stuck in that overlap, leading to a cavity. If you notice any changes with how your child's teeth look in this area, call us and have us take a peek.

How Long Should Flossing Take Each Day?
Most people are aware of the need for flossing every day, even if they may not take it seriously. One reason that some people don't floss as often as they should is that they think it will take too long. This is not the case: proper dental hygiene does not take nearly as long as you may think, and you will find that the benefits are well worth the additional time.

Proper Flossing: 5 Minutes to Better Health

Brushing your teeth should take two minutes. After that, flossing properly will take somewhere between 3-5 minutes. At first, it may take longer, but as you get better, you will also become faster at it.
So, take 5 minutes a day, and invest in your future smile.

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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