As your Northern Beaches Family Dentist, we have families of our own and understand how busy life can get. Thankfully there are ways of maintaining your family’s oral health that needn’t take much time. Maintaining your family’s oral health comes down to three key things:
- Having a good dental hygiene regime at home
- Consuming a healthy diet
- Keeping up with regular dental check-ups
In this article, we share some tips on how to keep your and your family’s teeth and gums healthy, even when you’re busy.
Create A Routine For At-Home Dental Care
An at-home oral hygiene regime is simpler to do and easier to stick to when it becomes a routine. Get your family in the habit of cleaning their teeth after breakfast and before bed at night. A consistent dental care routine is key to maintaining good oral health for the whole family. Creating a dental care routine at home also helps your children develop great dental habits that can benefit them for life.
Organise Family Dental Visits
Keeping up with regular dental check-ups is key to maintaining your family’s oral health. Where possible, organise dental appointments for the whole family at the same time. This means one trip to the dentist instead of potentially several, which can save you time and stress. It’s also beneficial for your children to see you setting a great example by regularly visiting the dentist.
Make your family’s next dental check-up appointment before you leave the dentist. If it’s in your diary, it’s easier to work around than having to find space in your busy family schedule at short notice.
When it comes to maintaining your family’s oral health, it’s essential to spend some time each week meal planning. Often people grab high sugar foods because they are hungry, have no time to prepare something healthy or they’re just not sure what to eat. Meal planning can help to make sure there are always healthy alternatives available each day for you and your family.
By planning your family’s meals a few days or even a week ahead, you can save time on both grocery shopping and meal preparation.
An essential aspect of caring for your teeth and gums is consuming a diet that is balanced and nutritious. Lollies, soft drinks, cookies or other foods and drinks that can lead to tooth decay because of their high sugar content should be consumed in moderation. Consider healthier options such as fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy products, lean meats and whole grains.
Northern Beaches Family Dentist
We’re experienced in delivering quality family dental care at Beaches Dental Mona Vale. Our gentle dentists are equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to cater to all your family’s oral health needs.
With families of our own and an understanding of how busy family life can be, we aim to make maintaining your family’s oral health as simple as possible. Our extended opening hours accommodate after school and work appointments as well as weekend visits.
We love welcoming new families to our Mona Vale family dental practice. Our friendly team of dental professionals do all that they can to ensure that every dental appointment is a positive experience. Contact us to schedule your visit.