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Ensuring that your children are healthy and happy isn’t an easy task; in fact, nothing is as a parent. However, creating an attitude that encourages your family care about their teeth and their overall oral health should be a big priority for you.

After all, if you can encourage your kids to take care of their teeth, you’ll save a lot of money by not having to fill cavities and deal with other oral health related issues.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few of things our team here at Bayside Family Dentistry recommends you do in order to help cultivate an attitude of oral health care in your own family.

Lead by example

As we all know, kids follow the example of their parents. If you make sure to brush, floss, and use mouthwash regularly, your kids will see oral health’s importance and (with a bit of prodding) follow in your footsteps.

Encourage kids to brush

From an early age, you need to encourage your children to clean their teeth. It’s recommended their first dental visit is no later than their first birthday, and if you start them early, it’ll become a habit that sticks with them their entire life.

Make dental visits fun

Kids are rebellious by nature, and if they don’t enjoy going to the dentist, chances are they’ll put up much more of a fight when you ask them to brush their teeth.

Focus on making visits to the dentist an enjoyable experience and your kids will have a much easier time developing healthy oral habits.

If you need to schedule an appointment for your children, or feel like you need help in establishing a family-wide oral health regimen, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today at (718) 423-7009.