Mond, Greg D.D.S.
455 Neighborhood Rd, Mastic Beach, NY 11951

Tips from Neighborhood Dental

While we offer practically all types of family dentistry services here at Neighborhood Dental, there are still a few things that you can do from the comfort of your own home to keep your teeth as healthy as possible. This is especially true if you have children. When your baby's first teeth start coming in, it's important that you begin proper dental care immediately. As your neighborhood dental provider, we often find that parents haven't exactly practiced great dental care tips with their children, which only serves to increase their risk of cavities.
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There is a number of proven tips and suggestions you can make use of that will help your kids develop good habits. When your children are young, it's important to develop the habit of brushing teeth and flossing twice per day. It's important to avoid skipping any days as you want to ensure that your kids understand the importance of good oral health. The best time for brushing and flossing is in the morning and just after dinner. Have your child rinse out their mouth after every meal. The same holds true for teenagers and parents.
Kids should see the dentist by the time they are a year old, be brushing their teeth on their own by the age of six and be flossing on their own by 10. It's also important that they have a good diet filled with milk, cheeses, fruits, vegetables and multivitamins. If you follow these tips, you can minimize the number of times you or your children have to come into our office for care.