At Tippets Dentistry, we understand the importance of instilling good dental habits in children to promote their overall well-being. In addition to clinical care, we emphasize the importance of at-home oral hygiene practices. We work closely with parents and caregivers to provide guidance on proper brushing and flossing, as well as tips for maintaining a healthy diet that supports dental health.

At-home oral hygiene practices are crucial in preventing oral health issues. We emphasize the importance of proper brushing and flossing techniques, teaching children the correct way to care for their teeth and gums. Our dental team provides personalized guidance and demonstrations, ensuring that children understand the importance of thorough oral hygiene routines.

Brushing should be done at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. We recommend using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and brushing for two minutes each time, making sure to clean all surfaces of the teeth and gums. Flossing is equally important and should be incorporated into daily routines to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth.

In addition to regular brushing and flossing, maintaining a balanced diet is essential for promoting dental health. A diet with fruits, veggies, lean proteins and whole grains provides essential nutrients that support strong teeth and gums. We encourage parents to limit sugary drinks and snacks that can lead to cavities. Drinking water, especially fluoridated water, helps rinse away food particles and bacteria while also strengthening tooth enamel. Encouraging children to choose water over sugary drinks is a simple yet effective way to support their oral health.

At Tippets Dentistry, we believe that preventive care starts at home. By instilling good oral hygiene habits and promoting a healthy diet, we empower children to take control of their dental health and enjoy a lifetime of smiles. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Johnstown and Wellington, Colorado, Dr. Jeff Tippets and learn more about our pediatric dental services.