Moms – Pre-birth: Being pregnant is an amazing journey, a time of excitement, and many changes. There are numerous things for the new parents to consider. Toward the end of the pregnancy, parents should begin to think about their baby’s oral health. Prevention is the key.
Pre-School Children: This is the age of independence by them saying, “I do it.” There are many things to consider during this stage of development and dental health. Be sure to continue to help pre-school children brush their teeth after they try first.
School Age Children: School age children have a lot of changes occurring in their mouths. Remember good habits in the toddler years will carry over into the school age years if parents continue to enforce them.
Teenagers: Teenagers can be challenging and amazing as they try to strive for independence. I tell my pre-teen/early teenage patients, you need to make good choices. Remember the teens years are a time for exploration and fitting in. Helping your child do that in a healthy way is what we do!