Our commitment at Olympia Pediatric Dentistry is to your child’s oral health, which includes preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and orthodontic needs. There are many dental conditions that can affect not just oral health, but physical health as well. Dr. Andrea VanCleave can give you information to help your child prevent many common issues concerning oral health. Some basic information on oral health may include how to brush and floss properly, the use of mouth wash or other rinses the pediatric dentist may prescribe, and ensuring your children are seen by our team every six months. It may also consist of dietary needs, mouth protection from contact sports, and genetic conditions.
For instance, something as simple as brushing with the right toothbrush for your child’s unique teeth can make a big difference in their habits and therefore, their dental health. Toothbrushes come in all shapes and sizes, with soft or firm bristles, and can affect little patient’s teeth, especially if they are sensitive. Floss is also a big issue, and too sharp of thread can cut gums and too thick can create issues with getting in-between teeth. Mouthwash is good, but your child may be too small to know how to swish it around and then spit it out. The education we provide is invaluable and helps ensure you are learning and implementing the proper way to maintain oral hygiene for your child that results in a healthy smile! Contact us at 360-352-3515 and get an appointment with our pediatric dentist in Olympia, Washington, today!