Sherman Oaks Dental

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Good Oral Health Starts in Childhood

Everyone wants their child to be healthy. Good dental health is part of the package! When should you introduce your child to the dentist’s chair, and how can you ensure solid oral health routines are established early in life?

Start with teaching your child to accept wiping of their gums with a clean, wet rag when they are big enough to start eating food. When their teeth appear, make sure you help them brush and floss as needed twice daily and after sweets. Don’t let the last drink of the day be anything but water, and don’t put your child down to sleep with a bottle of milk or juice.

Your child's first dental visit should take place by the time your child is 3 years old. This first visit with our dentists, Dr. Sosenko or Dr. Weyneth, is simply to familiarize your son or daughter with the surroundings and what happens during a dental appointment. Our staff will make sure your child is comfortable, calm and happy!

Our goal with young children is to give them the best experience possible at the dentist’s office. We'll clean and check their teeth, count how many teeth they have so far, and check for any discolorations. Our dentist will talk with your child about ways to keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free. It’s a no stress way for your child to become accustomed to the dentist, and helps them be partners in their own dental health.

10 Tips for Healthy Kids’ Teeth

  1. Eat nutritious snacks, like fruits and veggies.
  2. Limit snacks that are sugary or sticky, as they cling to your teeth.
  3. Drink healthy beverages including fluoridated water.
  4. Brush at least 2 times per day, in the morning and before bedtime.
  5. Make sure you brush properly, don’t brush too hard or too fast.
  6. Floss once a day. (Parents should help!)
  7. Visit your dentist every 6 months.
  8. Replace your toothbrush every 3 months, and after you’ve been ill.
  9. Never share your toothbrush.
  10. Brush your teeth after taking liquid medicines; some contain a lot of sugar!

With proper education, regular visits to your Naperville family dentist, and a proper home oral health routine, your child could stay cavity free for their entire lifetime!

Call us today at (630) 473-3843 to request an appointment for your child!