Summer Dental Tips For Children

We don’t know about you, but we are thrilled that summer is starting in a few short days! Even though it already feels like summer with the longer days and warmer weather, there is something comforting when the season officially starts. Summer is such a relaxing time. Schedules are lighter with school out of session and work may be more relaxed during this time. One area that should not be more relaxed during the summer is your oral hygiene routine. This is particularly important for any children in your life. The last thing we want is for summer enjoyment to lead to decay and dental problems in the fall. We wanted to share some tips to help your young one’s teeth remain healthy this summer:

How To Help Your Child Prepare For Their First Visit To The Dentist

At Dr. Ian Gray Dental Group, we are happy to treat patients of all ages. In fact, there is nothing more special than when a young one visits our office for their first dental visit. There are many exciting events that happen during a child’s first year of life. Most parents are surprised to learn that along with the many visits to a pediatrician to check on the child’s growth, a visit to the dentist is important as well. Once the first tooth emerges, or around the time of the child’s first birthday, it is time to visit the dentist for the first time. If you are reading this and realizing your child has yet to visit the dentist, that is no problem at all because there is no time like the present to schedule an appointment.

A Quick Reminder…

When was the last time you visited our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, we encourage you to contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Routine dental care is imperative to not only your oral health’s success now and in the future, but also to your overall health. Delaying routine care increases your risk of developing serious dental conditions. Read on to learn more about the importance of routine dental care.