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You might know that there are several things you should consider doing if you’re hoping to help your little one stay healthy and strong. For instance, you might know that brushing and flossing are extremely important, but did you know that you should also help your child develop healthy habits while they’re young?

You see, studies have indicated that children who start caring for their health well when they’re young will probably care for their teeth better as they get older. We suggest helping your children learn the importance of following a healthy diet while they are young. If you go on a long trip with your kids or need a snack to give your child, you might consider something healthy like nuts and fruit. Setting an example for your children is one way to help your child stay healthy. If you drink coffee, you could also consider switching to green tea. Drinking coffee often leads to a caffeine crash, which many people counter with sugar. Eating or drinking too much sugar can leave you more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. Drinking tea can also help you avoid tooth decay.

Finally, please remember to schedule an appointment with our team once every six months. Its also important for you to keep up your oral health regardless of where you are, even if you’re on vacation.

If you’re interested in learning more about helping your child protect their oral health in Springfield, Ohio, we invite you to contact Smile Wright Dental at 937-322-5437. Our dentist, Dr. Amber N. Wright, and our team are eager to meet with you!