Posted on August 1, 2022
With the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is important to remember what your priorities are. As a parent, your children and their overall health are always a top priority, but some parents don’t realize how orthodontic issues can affect overall health. Here are three ways to prioritize your family’s smiles and maintain good overall health.
Many parents notice orthodontic issues in their children once their adult teeth start coming in. This is why your child should be evaluated by an orthodontist at the age of seven, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. While this may seem early, it is actually the perfect age to start orthodontic treatment because most kids have their first permanent molars at this age and their jaw and face are still growing. When you get kids the treatment they may need early, like metal braces, you are taking the first step towards a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
Children watch everything you do, whether you like it or not. This means they will also pay attention to your oral hygiene habits. If they see you go to bed without brushing your teeth, or not wearing a retainer or an aligner when you should be, it does not set the best example. Children who actively see you practice oral hygiene and take care of your smile are more likely to follow in your footsteps.
If you have any concerns about your or your children’s smiles, get them checked out immediately by an orthodontist. Many parents will always prioritize their children over themselves, however, getting yourself checked out also sets a good example, as we mentioned above. Your family’s smiles are a priority, and yours should be, too.
Prioritizing your family’s smiles isn’t a difficult chore. As you can see, there are many simple ways you can ensure you’re making your family’s smiles a priority. If you or your family have any concerns or are in need of orthodontic treatment, give us a call today at Smilebliss. We know your family’s smiles are your top priority, and it is ours too.