As a parent, you will have numerous opportunities to teach your children valuable skills and each one will yield priceless memories. Your child’s first step, your child’s first word, your child’s first bike ride, your child’s first unassisted brushing and flossing session… well, maybe that last one won’t be as memorable, but Dr. Johnson and Dr. Flesner want to remind all Pleasant Hill parents that good oral hygiene habits begin in childhood. So, today, we at Veranda Dentistry would like to take this opportunity give you some tips on teaching your kids to brush and floss.
Just in case you have that nagging question about baby teeth, we’ll settle it right now. What’s the point of taking care of baby teeth, if they get a whole new set in a few years? As baby teeth come in, they are literally setting the stage for adult teeth. Premature tooth loss can mess up the corresponding adult tooth’s placement. Bad hygiene in the early years can also cause infection, difficulty speaking and eating, pain, and even self-esteem problems that stick around long after your child has lost their baby teeth.
Your kids will be rid of their baby teeth by 12 or 13, but the hygiene skills they learned to use will last them a lifetime. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, four out of ten kids in kindergarten have already had a cavity.
The best thing you can do is start an oral hygiene routine early and keep it up:
What else can you do? Get in touch with us! We at Veranda Dentistry are no strangers to brushing kids’ teeth, and we would love to help you teach your children good oral hygiene for a lifelong healthy smile.
1225 Copper Creek Drive, Suite K
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
3602 NE Otter View Circle
Ankeny, IA 50021
5721 Merle Hay Rd # 12
Johnston, IA 50131
Tuesday - Thursday
Friday after Thanksgiving
Dec 24th, 25th, and 31st
Please call us at (515) 650-5531 or fill out the form below to request an appointment.
As a parent, you will have numerous opportunities to teach your children valuable skills and each one will yield priceless memories. Your child’s first step, your child’s first word, your child’s first bike ride, your child’s first unassisted brushing and flossing session… well, maybe that last one won’t be as memorable, but Dr. Johnson and Dr. Flesner […]
We are open and here for you!
We appreciate your support during this time. We are excited to inform you that we are able to open our dental office for treatment effective May 18th, 2020. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety and health!