Do you have a hard time smiling because of misaligned teeth? Let your Indiana orthodontists help you achieve your perfect smile! Dr. Joel Johnson and Dr. Marcus Dager are here to provide top-notch orthodontic care and ensure you reach your goals quickly and effectively. OMI Orthodontics will work closely with you through every step along your journey, helping answer any questions you may have.
Schedule an appointment today and start your journey towards the healthy and beautiful smile only OMI can offer!
Focus on Children’s Dental Health in February
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a great time to learn more about the importance of oral health and how to keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy. At OMI Orthodontics, we are passionate about providing quality orthodontic care that emphasizes prevention and early intervention. That’s why we want to discuss why children need good oral hygiene habits and how OMI Orthodontics can help!
OMI Orthodontics Can Help!
At OMI Orthodontics, we specialize in providing quality orthodontic care for patients of all ages. We understand that proper oral hygiene starts with prevention and early intervention, which is why we offer comprehensive orthodontic treatment plans tailored to each patient’s individual needs. We also provide education on proper oral hygiene techniques so our patients know exactly what to do to keep their mouths healthy!
Good Oral Hygiene Habits for Kids
Good oral hygiene habits should start early so your children can develop healthy teeth and gums early. Here are some simple tips you can follow as a parent to help your child maintain good oral hygiene:
Establish a Routine
Brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste is essential for keeping your child’s teeth healthy. Make sure they brush their teeth before bedtime and after breakfast every day.
Flossing helps eliminate plaque buildup between the teeth, which helps prevent cavities and gum disease. It’s important to floss at least once daily (ideally just before brushing).
Mouthwash helps reduce bacteria in the mouth, preventing bad breath and gum disease. Make sure your child uses an alcohol-free mouthwash explicitly designed for children.
Limit Sugary Snacks
Sugary snacks are one of the leading causes of cavities in children, so it’s essential to limit your child’s intake of sugary treats like candy, cookies, and soda.
Visit the Dentist
Regular visits to the dentist are essential for maintaining good dental health. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children come in for checkups at least twice per year or more, depending on their needs.
Visit the Orthodontist
Starting early with orthodontic appointments can ensure your child’s teeth develop optimal oral health, functionality, and aesthetics. Your child should have their first orthodontic appointment at around seven years old. Our team is trained to diagnose, prevent, and treat facial irregularities that a general dentist may not be able to detect. We can help your child get a perfect smile and healthy teeth and gums.
Orthodontists in Auburn, Fishers, and Fort Wayne, Indiana
Celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month is a great time to focus on teaching kids good oral hygiene habits that will last them a lifetime. At OMI Orthodontics, we believe that prevention is critical to maintaining good dental health! Orthodontic treatments can help correct crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth and jaw problems.
Our team at OMI Orthodontics is here to help you ensure your child has perfect pearly whites for years to come! There will be no more hiding behind closed lips when it comes to smiling or speaking in public – we can help unleash a smile full of beautiful and healthy teeth! Contact us today if you have any questions or want more information about our services!