Top 5 Dental Tips for Families in Edmonton

Dr. Siew Tan

Dr. Siew Tan

Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for families, and it’s important to instill healthy habits in children from a young age. At Heritage Dental Centre, we’re committed to helping Edmonton families achieve optimal dental health. Here are our top five dental tips for families in Edmonton.

1. Regular Dental Check-ups

Scheduling regular dental check-ups is crucial for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. These visits allow our dentists to identify and treat any potential issues early on, preventing more serious problems down the line. Aim for a dental check-up every six months for each family member.

2. Brush and Floss Daily

Brushing and flossing are the foundations of good oral hygiene. Teach your children to brush their teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and to floss daily. Make it a family activity to ensure everyone is consistent and to model good habits for younger children.

3. Healthy Eating Habits

A balanced diet is not only good for your overall health but also for your teeth. Encourage your family to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Limit sugary snacks and drinks, as they can lead to cavities and tooth decay.

4. Use Fluoride

Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and helps prevent cavities. Make sure your family uses fluoride toothpaste, and ask our dentists about additional fluoride treatments during your regular check-ups. Edmonton’s tap water also contains fluoride, which adds an extra layer of protection.

5. Protect Teeth During Sports

If your children participate in sports, it’s important to protect their teeth from injury. Custom-fitted mouthguards, available at Heritage Dental Centre, provide the best protection against dental injuries. Make sure your child wears a mouthguard during any contact sport.

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By following these tips, you can help ensure your family maintains healthy smiles. If you have any questions or need to schedule a check-up, contact Heritage Dental Centre today!

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Dr. Siew Tan
Dr. Siew Tan
Siew has worked at Heritage Dental Centre since 2002 and has over 20 years of dental experience.