In Lubbock Dr. Johnson DDS, is on a mission to work with parents in order to ensure their children form good dental habits early on. “Childhood is such a critical time for humans to learn habits which will carry them through the rest of their lives,” Says Dr. Johnson, “The fact is if they do not learn good dental habits and visit their Lubbock Child Dentist regularly, then later in life as an adult it is likely they will have poorer dental hygiene than they would otherwise have.”
Many studies have shown that children who learn to brush their teeth floss their teeth, and visit their Lubbock Pediatric Dentist regularly are more likely to maintain healthy teeth through adulthood. These same children were also less likely to have cavities, and were more likely to have good overall health.
Visiting a pediatric dentist is a great place to start teaching your child how to maintain their teeth. Together with proper brushing, regular flossing, and inspecting your child’s teeth you will be setting your child up to have a healthy smile well into adulthood. Pediatric dentists not only provide advice to parents and children on their oral hygiene, they also clean teeth, provide fluoride treatments, and check to ensure no cavities or other serious issues have developed in the mouth. The American Dental Association recommends regular checkups for adults and children, every 6-12 months depending on the individual.