Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora
3555 North Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Emphasizing Proper Dental Care with Your Kids

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Whether you have a toddler, tween, or teen, you are hard at work giving your kids all the tools they need to be happy, healthy, and strong for their entire lives. One of the most important life lessons is proper dental care. While tooth brushing is a well-known cornerstone of early parenting, it sometimes loses importance when you trust that your child is completing the task. However, many children, even at the age of 10 or 11, may not understand how skipping a brushing or appointment with the dentist can affect their overall health. Statistically, the state of oral hygiene of adolescents and adults in the U.S. is staggering—with more than 60 percent of teens suffering from gum disease by age 15, and 90 percent of adults falling victim to tooth decay between the ages of 20 and 64. Use this guide to emphasize the importance of cavity prevention and proper dental care before their first tooth emerges and extending until they head off to college.

Dental Care for Your Baby and Toddler

  • Get your baby used to dental care by wiping their gums with a clean, wet cloth after each feeding.
  • As soon as your child’s first tooth comes in, familiarize them with brushing by using water and an ADA-approved toothbrush designed for a child.
  • As soon as two of your child’s teeth touch, start flossing regularly.
  • When your child is one-year old, visit an affordable dentist in Mount Dora, continuing on a routine basis.
  • After the age of two, brush your child’s teeth with a pea-sized amount of ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste and floss each day.
  • Carefully monitor your children to make sure they do not swallow the toothpaste and are brushing completely.

Dental Care for Your Young Child

  • Up to age seven, help your child brush twice a day, using a child’s toothbrush and pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.
  • Continue to help your children with flossing once a day until they are skilled enough to do it on their own.
  • By the age of seven, your child should be able to brush their teeth twice a day with minimal supervision. However, through the age of 11, you should continue to check for thorough dental care and proper technique.
  • Visit a skilled, affordable dentist in Mount Dora at least once every six months.
  • Ask your family dentistry expert if your child should have sealants applied for cavity prevention.
  • Allow your children to select their own toothbrush and toothpaste, including them in each step of the dental care process.

Dental Care for Your Teenager

  • By the age of 13, your teenager should know how and when to floss and brush their teeth, but you may need to gently remind them about the overall importance of brushing and flossing.
  • If your teen has braces, encourage more frequent brushing and invest in special dental care tools.
  • Encourage healthy eating and let your teenager know which foods can cause their dental health to suffer.
  • Require your teen to visit your dentist in Mount Dora every six months.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mount Dora. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora. 

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