In Hoover, Alabama, the team here at Perrigo Dental Care is standing by to make sure that you and all the members of your family can find a comprehensive range of dental solutions under one roof.
It is no secret in this community that we are especially welcoming of kids. We actually accept patients as young as 2 years old, as long as they are capable of sitting comfortably throughout their initial dental session.
Once entrusted to our care, our compassionate staff will begin to educate your children on best oral health practices and ways to form healthy habits at home, in addition to giving their teeth a thorough cleaning and examination while they are here.
At the end of each session, your kids will get the opportunity to pick a prize from our treasure chest, a positive reinforcement that makes kids look forward to future visits.
Our goal with all of this is to show your kids at an early age the importance of taking care of their teeth because we sincerely want all of our patients to remain healthy and be able to circumvent any unnecessary complications later in life.
As such, we decided to make the topic of our first August blog about good habits that you can easily start at home.
Build Your Defenses By Brushing
We hope that you already know that brushing your teeth everyday is important to your health. This is, after all, your primary defense against decay and disease. Make sure you are covering all of the areas inside your mouth that a brush can reach. To maximize your efforts, brush 2-3 times per day for 2-3 minutes. This habit is easy and effective.
Don’t Fear The Floss
Tartar and plaque are known to hide in the areas that a brush can not reach. If you don’t do something about it, cavities and even tooth loss can occur, even in young children.
Dental floss, when used properly can be a great tool for fighting these things off.
Trust us, adding a brief moment to your daily dental routine will be well worth it later.
Awash With Possibilities
There are also good mouthwashes on the market that can bring added benefits to your hard work with the brush and floss. Always check the age appropriateness, however, because some are not suitable for young children. When utilized appropriately, mouthwash can effectively reduce bacteria and promote tooth retention, which is all to the good.
Don’t Forget The Dentist
We want you to visit us regularly so that we can help continue your children’s education (as it relates to oral health). But more than that, at Perrigo Dental Care, we are firm believers in the value of preventative maintenance when it comes to dentistry.
Our cleanings can cap off your already great habits by eliminating the tougher tartar and plaque that slips through the cracks. And our exams can give you an insightful picture of what is going on, good or bad, in your children’s mouths.
For extra protection from bacteria and decay, we also offer dental sealants on children’s permanent teeth. Our hope is that, with sealants, your child may be able to steer clear of the need for fillings or crowns in the future.
In any event, please plan to see us at least twice a year, and bring the whole family!
Perrigo Dental Care Really Does Care About Your Family
Brushing, flossing, washing, and visiting the dentist are habits that will keep your family smiling for years to come.
The good news is that we make it easy to get started.
At our Hoover, Alabama office, both adults and children can enjoy an affordable consultation that includes an exam and X-rays.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your family, you will be happy that you did.