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:

Bad Habits That Are Harmful To Teeth And Gums

At Dr. Ian Gray Dental Group, we care greatly about the state of your oral health. We often share helpful ways that you can improve the state of your oral health. Today, we want to share some common bad habits that may lead to problems with your teeth and gums in the near future. Although it may be hard to break these habits, we encourage you to try as a way to prevent a problem. Here are some bad dental habits that you may want to change:

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.

We Are A Family Dental Practice

Did you know that we can see and treat your entire family? At Dr. Ian Gray Dental Group, we are happy to treat patients of all ages. While we do offer specialized treatments, such as those for jaw development, we are also able to treat any of your general dentistry needs. We know that life is busy, especially for families. There seem to be countless work obligations, events to attend with children and family, as well as social outings with friends, not to mention the neverending chores at home. Some days, there never seems to be a minute to rest. Although we all lead busy lives, it is still important to make your oral health a priority and schedule routine oral hygiene examination appointments for you and your family.

A Friendly Reminder

It’s hard to believe that we are already in the second month of 2023! Time sure does seem to fly by, especially when you are busy. Did we recommend a dental treatment for you or a loved one during your last visit, but you have yet to schedule your appointment? We know that the past few months have been extremely busy, especially with the holidays, but now is the perfect time to schedule any recommended treatments. Even if we did not recommend a treatment, we encourage you to schedule your next routine hygiene examination appointment for you or your family members. Delaying dental treatments and routine appointments can have lasting effects on your oral health.