At Three Rivers Family Dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN, we understand how difficult it can be to maintain proper dental and oral hygiene for your children. With everything that we have going on in our lives, proper oral hygiene can be tough for yourself, let alone your children. You should set hygiene habits for your children to follow everyday and eventually it will become a habit. This will not only make sure that they have clean teeth and healthy gums, it can also help prevent them from suffering from future dental and oral hygiene problems. We provide compassionate pediatric dentistry for children of all ages and would love to have the opportunity to serve you and your children. Here is a simple checklist of items you can use to help ensure your children pick up proper dental and oral hygiene habits.
Toothpaste: Your kids should use toothpaste with fluoride as it can help them remove plaque to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
Toothbrush: Have fun with it! Choose a toothbrush that has their favorite character on it so they can begin to enjoy brushing their teeth. Choose the product that has soft bristles to prevent damaging their tooth enamel and their gums.
Rinsing: Be careful when choosing a mouthwash for your children. Some may not be appropriate for them and may even place them at risk. To ensure the safety of your kids, you may just ask them to wash their mouth with water after eating or when brushing their teeth is not possible due to some valid reasons. Three Rivers Family Dentistry has recommendations for children’s mouthwashes if this is something you would like to use for your children.
Dental Hygiene Visits: As soon as the first tooth breaks through, bring your child to the dentist with a focus on pediatric dentistry. Our dental office is very accommodating for both parents and children. We have a play area in the lobby and the dental staff has been trained to be compassionate and caring to children of all ages. Place the name and the contact number of the dentist somewhere where everyone can see so anyone can make a call in case of a dental emergency.
Tongue Cleaner: Buy a tongue cleaner to allow your kids to clean their tongue thereby preventing the buildup of bacteria, fungi and food debris. This will also avoid getting bad breath.
We hope that these tips can help you and your children develop strong dental and oral hygiene habits. Please feel free to give us a call or schedule an appointment through our online form. We are a family and pediatric dental office located in the heart of Murfreesboro, TN.
About Three Rivers Family Dentistry
Three Rivers Family Dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN is dedicated to quality care and compassion to all of our patients dental needs. Our staff of professionally trained dentists, dental hygienists, and office staff are here to serve you each and everyday with the most thorough dental services in middle TN. Dr. Mark Connolly has the experience and abilities to handle all of you and your families needs when it comes to dental and oral procedures. Our staff can help you with every day dental cleanings, implant restoration, periodontal services, dentures, root canals and more.
In addition, our dental practice is very friendly and welcomes families with children of all ages. We have an area for children to play and read in the waiting room area that your kids will love. We help to ensure the process of taking your children to the dentist is fun and caring so your children will learn to want to keep their teeth and overall oral hygiene clean.
We work with most insurance providers and will help you with any insurance claims that you may have. Our staff will handle all of the processing and forms to ensure that your insurance provider is up to date with the correct information.