You already know the importance of brushing and flossing to your child’s dental health, but it’s difficult to clean every tiny nook and cranny where bacteria can hide. The back teeth, also known as molars, are especially vulnerable to cavity-causing bacteria due to their rough, uneven texture.
Dentists encourage us to use fluoride so often, we may take this superpower ingredient for granted. But is fluoride really worth all the hype? And how can it benefit our children’s oral health? We’ll take an in-depth look at fluoride – and show you why your child’s Hoffman Estates dentist is right to make the recommendation!
A trip to the dentist can be a scary event for a child. Especially the first visit, or if they had a bad experience their first go around. As parents, we understand the importance of routine exams and promoting good oral hygiene, but our kids often don’t. Dr. Lars Johnson discusses what he has seen of children’s dental anxiety in Hoffman Estates and tips to help your child overcome their fear. Bonus, this helps relieve stress for you too! Read more “Overcoming Children’s Dental Anxiety in Hoffman Estates”
Proper oral hygiene is necessary for overall health in both adults and children. While as adults we can understand this, most children cannot. Sure we can explain to our children what a cavity is but do they “really” understand or even care? Hoffman Estates dentist of Forest Edge Dental finds it important to continually have oral health conversations as our children age and can more fully understand its importance. While making them aware of the dangers of not brushing is great, we’ve outlined four tips to make oral hygiene fun for the kiddos. Read more “Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids in Hoffman Estates”