Children don’t necessarily inherit bad teeth. However, as you’ll learn when you watch this featured video, they can acquire the poor oral hygiene habits of their parents. Get your child’s smile off to a healthy start in life by scheduling an appointment at a family dental office in Lake Stevens, WA. Kids’ dentists recommend bringing children in for their first dental examination when their first tooth erupts, or no later than their first birthday.
During the appointment, you’ll learn how to take good care of your child’s gums and teeth, and how to instill healthy habits as your child grows older. Proper dental care involves brushing at least twice daily for at least two minutes and flossing at least once per day. Kids should also eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of calcium to support strong teeth.