At Dr. Thomas Sammons and Dr. Ann Laurent Dental Artistry, we are firm believers that preventative management at home in between dental appointments is key to superb dental health. Ultimately, the dental health of you and your children is the sum of daily lifestyle choices and habits. This is why it is so important to begin dental hygiene early with your children and to remember that it is never too early to start brushing once their teeth come in.
Making at-home dental hygiene something enjoyable for your children will give them positive experiences that will reduce their risk for dental phobia in the future. We cannot over emphasize the importance of a consistent home care routine for you and your family!
Dr. Sammons and Dr. Laurent have been trained to treat your children’s dental health needs and are pleased to provide dental care for your entire family from one convenient location. As general dentists, we also work with specialists to facilitate the best possible care for you and your family. Our whole team looks forward to educating both parents and children about proper dental health. We love to demonstrate and practice brushing/flossing technique with your children early on to identify any potential areas they may be missing and to improve what they’ve been doing at home.
How Can I Encourage my Children to Brush?
-Monkey See. Money Do. Children will follow the examples they see from their parents. Show you children that brushing is fun and that it is very good for you!
–Reward Their Behavior. Give your children a sticker each time they brush and have them work towards a specific prize/outing. Sticker charts are excellent for this!
–Tooth Accessories. Take your children shopping for fun, colorful toothbrushes and flavored toothpastes. Colored floss can also make dental health something fun for everyone.