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Preventive Care

Preventative dental care is the key to maintaining a healthy mouth including gums and teeth. Support good oral hygiene habits at home and visit us regularly for checkups and cleanings at least twice a year.

Here are a few simple ways to prevent the build-up of plaque and cavities:
Ensure that your child brushes their teeth after every meal using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use age-appropriate toothpaste and don’t forget to brush the tongue and floss!

Mouthwash can also assist to remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.

Encourage your child to consume a balanced diet with a few sugary treats. Include lots of nutritious foods including raw veggies, plain yogurt, cheese, and fresh fruit to maintain a healthy smile.

Be sure to schedule your child’s regular dental visits with Kirkland Kids Dentistry at least every 6 months for checkups and cleanings.

Ask about dental sealants for your molars to avoid decay in these hard-to-clean areas.

If your child participates in contact sports, ask us about the right mouthguard for your child to protect them from a sports-related dental injury.

Has it been six months or longer since your child’s last dental checkup? Time to schedule an appointment today!

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