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As a parent, it’s important to keep your child’s smile in top-notch condition. However, that can be a bit overwhelming and confusing if you’re not sure what to do. So, to help you help your child, our Oakdale Family Dentistry team has some helpful tips for you! Those tips are:

Monitor your child’s eating habits
If your child eats healthy foods and stays away from the sugary and starchy foods, they will be on their way to maintaining a strong and healthy smile! To help them accomplish this goal, try to make fruits and veggies available and do your best to monitor their eating habits. If you have a hard time knowing what your child eats at school, feel free to pack your child a home lunch or talk to the school board about the menu options.

Encourage oral hygiene
If your child brushes their teeth twice a day, flosses their smile once a day, and rinses their mouth with mouthwash daily, they will be on the right track. The trick is to encourage them to do these things as much as possible so cavities and gum disease will stay away from your child’s chompers and gums.

Consider dental sealants
Dental sealants are great and successful products that shield teeth from every dental issue. They are wafer-thin shells that cover the teeth and blend in with the smile. This is a great option for your child if you wish to physically block tooth decay from attacking the smile.

If you have any questions or if you would like more details on how to monitor your child’s eating habits, encourage oral hygiene, and protect your child’s smile with dental sealants, call 651-731-6464 today! Your dentist, Dr. Frank Russomanno, Jr., and our caring dental team are more than happy to teach you all we know about smile care in Oakdale, Minnesota. So, please do not hesitate to give our office a call!