It’s never too early to encourage your kids to develop good oral care habits for your kids.
That includes finding and visiting a family dentist office you can trust. We can be that place for you and your loved ones, just as we have been for countless families in and around Tigard, OR.
By visiting us, you can:
- Bring children 3 years and older for dental care
- Save time by having one home for dentistry for your entire family
- Get treated by a doctor with more than 20 years of experience
- Visit a practice that makes your comfort a priority
- Save on the cost of care with our membership club
Make your next dental appointment with us. Call 503-210-9802 today to plan your visit to the office of Gregory A. Williams, DMD.
Start With Good Oral Health Habits
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. To do our part, we want to share some recommendations regarding your kids oral health.
You should begin oral care before they have their first teeth. Use a soft damp cloth to wipe your baby’s gums after feeding. Once a tooth has erupted, you can start brushing it. Make sure you use a baby-sized toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice. When two teeth have erupted next to each other, you can start gently flossing, too.
As your child gets older, they will want to start brushing their own teeth. You will problem welcome this as well, although there will be a learning curve at first. You can help your child by modeling good habits, like brushing twice daily and showing them how to clean their teeth on all sides. You also can show them how to floss daily as well. You may want to invest in flossers for this task as tiny hands can have trouble with dental floss.
Around your child’s 3rd birthday, you are welcome to schedule their first appointment at Dr. Williams’s office. This first appointment is a milestone moment for your little one, and we want to make this a “happy visit” with no pressure for your little one. They will get to meet the dentist and pick something out of our treasure box.
To help prepare your little one for their first appointment, you can bring them with you for your dental care. This way they can start to become familiar with us and our office. This also can help them feel like a big kid when they receive their first cleaning and exam.
Take Action to Protect Your Kids’ Smiles
By age 6, around 1 in 4 kids in the United States will have had a cavity, according to the National Institutes of Health. By age 11, more than half of US children have experienced tooth decay.
You want to prevent those problems as much as possible. But when issues do arise, you want to know that you have a team of dental professionals on your side. Bringing your family to our office for regular cleanings and exams gives us the opportunity to provide the care that you and your loved ones need and deserve.