The last thing you want to do is harm your child in any way. But with all the constantly changing recommendations for what’s best for kids’ dental health, how can you know exactly what’s the right choice, and what’s a potential misstep?

One of the simplest ways to find a clear path forward is to check in regularly with your dentist. They’ll check your child’s teeth, make sure they’re developing properly, and answer any questions you might have. If you’re ever concerned about how their teeth are growing or whether their oral hygiene and diet are promoting good health, a professional will help. Reach out today with any questions!

What to Know about Tooth Development


How to Help Your Family Build Great Dental Health

Your kids aren’t the only ones who will benefit from these tips. This is a great opportunity to get every member of your family on a healthy page. After all, if you reduce the sugary snacks in the house, everyone’s being held to the same rules - and there’s no way to sneak a treat that’s bad for both teeth and the whole body.

If your kids are picky eaters, that can be changed. It will take a concerted effort, but you can slowly introduce them to additional fruits and vegetables to which they will become accustomed. It’s a good idea to continue working on their diets - if they build varied tastes while young, those healthier eating habits will continue as they age.

If you tend to skip your flossing from time to time, you can also get yourself onto a similarly consistent hygiene routine alongside your little ones. Each night, you can brush & floss right there with your kids to show them that you’re just as serious about your own dental health. This can also be a fun way to connect with your family after a day spent separate at school and work.

Looking for more tips? We’re always here to help!

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Dr. Kim Okamura

I'm Dr. Kim Okamura and this blog is a product of my love of dentistry. I dedicate it to all the patients I have served so that they may better understand my craft. The information here will give you and others the power to maintain and protect one of your most priceless gifts ... your SMILE.