Research has increasingly shown that a person’s oral health is linked to their overall body health. Failing to remove the bacteria that accumulate between the teeth and gums can increase a person’s likelihood of developing serious health conditions, like diabetes and heart disease. For this reason, it’s important to help your teenagers learn about good oral hygiene habits now.
As you’ll learn in this video, it’s vital that your preteen brushes their teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and floss once a day. A great way to encourage your child to brush and floss each day is by setting a positive example by doing it yourself. In addition, you should stress the importance of visiting the dentist every six months for a checkup.
Would you like to learn more about caring for children’s teeth? Contact Park View Pediatric Dentistry of Manhattan by dialing (646) 402-6578.