Dental Care Tips for the Whole Family
Growing up my grandmother taught me dental care tips. She was even the one who took me to all my dentist appointments. Although I loathed it as a child, looking back it was a great time to spend with my grandma and a wonderful way to learn how to clean my mouth.
It Starts With Dental Insurance
I’m sure as we all went into adulthood and off our parents insurance plans, we quickly learned that we have no idea what we need to look for when we first go to purchase dental insurance.
How much easier would your shopping experience be if you could get a quote online? Find if your dentist is available in network and be able to look over all the plans offered before speaking with someone?
You can find all these answers when you browse Guardian Dental. Dental coverage is important for your family to be able to save money, even simple trips to the dentist can cost you a lot of money if you don’t have insurance.
Thankfully you can purchase any time of the year through Guardian Dental, yes if you find out that your dental plan just isn’t cutting it and you need more for your family you can switch to a new affordable dental plan that covers what your family needs.
Babies and Kids Teeth Cleaning Tips
Did you know that babies need their mouths cleaned even before a tooth comes in? When breast or bottle feeding you should wipe out their mouth with a clean damp washcloth. As soon as a tooth pops through start brushing them with baby friendly toothpaste.
Starting this routine early will make the transition for children to start brushing their own teeth easy. My kids love using an electronic toothbrush, the vibration on teeth can quickly calm some kids who don’t really like brushing their teeth.
Giving your child a song that is 2 minutes long to hum or even playing a song while they brush their teeth will help them brush longer. Who doesn’t like to dance and brush teeth to the Mickey Mouse ‘hot dog’ song?
Taking Care of Adult Teeth
One of the most difficult things for my boyfriend and I was getting into the habit of every day dental care. Brush and floss your teeth every day at the same times, it will be easier once you get the habit down.
Know if your family has a history of dental problems. We both come from families that have some hereditary gum issues and we know to be on the lookout for that when we speak to our dentist. Never missing a yearly cleaning is key to keeping our teeth healthy, knowing what our dental plan offers as far as extra costs is vital when we start noticing problems.
Cut back on the coffee and other acids. We both used to have big coffee drinking habits but drinking acidic drinks too much can wear down on your enamel. Limit your cups and make sure you wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth after finishing to ensure you don’t cause additional damage.
Having the right dental insurance plan for your family, and knowing how to care for teeth at every age will keep everyone’s smile pearly white.
What is your top dental care tip?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.