February is National Children's Dental Health Month and your children’s dentist in Ft. Collins, CO, Dr. Kendall Buxton, would like to offer some helpful tips on increasing your family’s awareness about their dental health.
Replace Your Family’s Toothbrushes
Did you know that toothbrushes or toothbrush heads should be replaced every three to four months? You may not be effectively removing plaque and bacteria buildup from your teeth if you’re brushing with a worn or frayed toothbrush.
Check In With Your Kids
If you have older children, you are probably not assisting them with brushing and flossing any longer. However, you might be surprised at what you see if you take a moment to check in during their brushing routine!
Are they brushing for the recommended two minutes? Do they spend time flossing? It may be time for a friendly brushing refresher course with your kids to ensure they are achieving the best results.
Visit Your Dentist Every Six Months
Visiting Buxton Family Dental every six months for cleaning and checkups with your family will ensure that their oral health and development stays on track.
Dr. Buxton offers comprehensive dentistry in Ft. Collins to families and patients of all ages. Buxton Family Dental makes it easy for families to receive the dental care they need in one convenient location, and as a father of six children himself, Dr. Buxton knows how to take great care of children.
Use Plaque Disclosers
Kids don’t always have the best brushing techniques down, and when you can show them the places they’re missing, or where plaque tends to hide, it helps them do a better job. Use plaque disclosing tablets to identify the places they missed, then have them practice their techniques by brushing it away.
Contact Buxton Family Dental
Do you have more questions about your child’s oral health? Is it time to schedule their first or next visit? Give Buxton Family Dental in Fort Collins a call today; we’re happy to help!