How can I keep my child’s teeth healthy?

We are happy to welcome your little ones to our Queen Anne Dental office. Continuity of care is essential for providing comprehensive, convenient treatment for your entire family in one location. Dr. Goel has many years experience working with children, and he has truly developed a gift for making them feel safe and comfortable.

Just like adults, with children, the best defense against common dental problems like cavities is diligent at-home oral hygiene, routine dental exams, and professional cleanings. It’s crucial to help kids get started early with proper dental habits to ensure a lifetime of dental health.

Regular brushing and flossing is essential for excellent home care. Until your child is around eight years old, they probably won’t have the necessary dexterity to brush their own teeth, and they will need your help.

Once they are able to brush their teeth properly by themselves, you should check in with them periodically to make sure they’re doing an effective job. It’s common for kids to miss their back teeth when brushing, just because these teeth are harder to reach.

Brushing and flossing at home is a great start, but regular dental visits to our Queen Anne Dental office are necessary so that Dr. Goel can help to detect problems before they can advance and damage your child’s oral health. During this exam, we will also do a professional cleaning and check each tooth for signs of decay or other problems.

If you have any other questions about your child’s oral health, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.