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As a parent, you’re responsible for a lot of things. One of those things that you’re responsible for is the health of your children. You’re likely great at making sure they know why it’s important to eat healthily, even though very few kids enjoy their veggies.

But how are you doing on the oral health front? In most families, oral health starts at the top, with the parents. So let’s look at a few ways you can be a good example of oral health for your kids and help them have healthy mouths and teeth for the rest of their lives.

Always make sure they brush, and see you brushing

One of the best ways children learn is by following an example. If you make it a point to show your kids that you brush and floss, then encourage them to do the same, it’ll be much easier to sell them on the fact that oral health is important, and something they need to be aware of.

Regular checkups

Another thing you can do as a parent is to ensure that your family goes to the dentist together for their regularly scheduled cleanings. This shows your children that the dentist is a normal, non-worrisome part of life, and it also makes sure their teeth stay healthy as they grow.

Here at Bel Air Smile Partners in Havre de Grace, Maryland, we want to help you and your family have the best oral health possible. If you need to schedule an appointment, or have any more questions for our staff, call us today at 410-939-4030.