Children at Corona
Teeth into the future
Children are a focus at Corona Dental. A successful visit requires that the child feel comfortable and un-rushed. We make the effort to ensure that your child understands what is going on and gets pleasant distractions when appropriate. Using the tell-show-do approach, along with breathing techniques help children cope with their appointments. Working with parents and family together is key.
We recommend that you bring your child for their first visit after their first teeth erupt, at around 6 months of age. We make sure these early visits are lots of fun, so we can help your child develop a positive attitude towards dental visits.
Kids and Good Oral Health
- A child’s toothbrush should be changed every one to three months or immediately after an illness.
When shopping for school supplies and new clothes, look for a new toothbrush as well.
- Saliva inhibits the growth of bacteria that contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.
Save sweets for mealtimes rather than between meals, as the amount of saliva produced at mealtimes will help protect your child’s teeth.
- Mouthguards not only protect a child’s teeth, they may also prevent concussions and other serious injuries to the head and jaw.
Remember to either purchase a mouthguard for each child or discuss this with your dentist. Mouthguards should be used even for non-contact sports, such as gymnastics and volleyball.
LULU Brush Time (encouraging your child to brush regularly)
LULU Brush Time is an iPhone app that also works on iPads that helps to make brushing fun for kids. With demonstrations, timers and appointment listings it turns the chore of brushing into something fun for kids. Free for the Lite version or 99 cents for the full version in the app store, it is a real boon for heading off dental costs down the road. Search for Lulu Brush Time in the Apple app store (if on an iPad, be sure to change the view to iPhone Apps) or read about it here(Lite/Full). There is also a Youtube demo below.
Dental Learning Games for Kids
We found these websites with some learning games...