Kid-friendly dental care

  1. Clean your baby’s gums with a washcloth – gets child used to oral care.
  2. Start brushing when the first tooth appears – floss when teeth start touching.
  3. Teach older kids to brush 2x and floss 1x daily – use pea-sized dab of toothpaste.
  4. Take your child to the dentist 2x yearly – make trips a positive experience.
  5. Ask the dentist about additional treatments – considerfluoride and sealants for permanent teeth.

Adult techniques for healthy teeth

  1. Brush 2x and floss 1x daily – removes plaque to prevent decay.
  2. See a dentist every 6 months – regular check-ups catch problems early.
  3. Be alert to gum disease symptoms – red, swollen gums that may bleed.
  4. Limit sugary and starchy foods – they contribute to plaque build-up.
  5. Talk to your New Westminster dentist about cosmetic treatments – whitening, veneers, and other options can improve your smile.

Savvy senior strategies for dental health

  1. Maintain your brushing and flossing routine – use an electric toothbrush if maneuvering becomes difficult.
  2. Try anti-sensitivity toothpastes – tooth sensitivity is common in seniors.
  3. Talk to your dentist about dry mouth treatments – many medications cause dry mouth.
  4. Discuss your health conditions with your dentist at Royal Square Dental – heart disease, diabetes, and other issues impact oral health.
  5. Get treatment for lost or loose teeth right away – dentures and dental implants are both options.

For more information contact our dental office in New Westminster at (604) 526-1216.