Benjamin Franklin once said:
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
This holds true for almost everything in life, including dental care. For parents in the Boulder County area, teaching your children good oral hygiene techniques early in life will help them avoid the lifelong consequences.
If you wait too long to teach your child how to brush and floss, or if you don’t make sure they are doing it enough, you’re setting yourself up for a lot of work down the road. Remember that gum disease often advances silently and can begin when patients do not floss or brush regularly.
It’s very hard to convince an older child that they should be spending two or three times longer brushing their teeth each morning and night. But, if they’ve done it for as long as they can remember, then their habits should be sufficient to avoid excessive dental decay or the need for children’s cosmetic dentistry in Lafayette, CO.
I’m Dr. Gordon West, a dentist serving the Boulder County area. I know that helping children learn proper oral hygiene is an important indicator of future oral health, and I want to help Boulder County parents teach these habits to their children.
If you are looking for quality dental care in the Boulder, Boulder County, or Lafayette, CO area, give us a call here at Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry. We are currently accepting new patients, and we would love to help you learn how to teach kids good brushing habits or answer questions you have have about cosmetic dentistry or smile makeovers.
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Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry
1140 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 201