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Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs on the planet. From providing for all the needs of your kids to setting good examples for them, you have a lot on your plate. One thing that often gets overlooked is setting a good example of oral health, if only because it’s so easy to overlook the need for establish good oral health routines early in life.

With that in mind, let’s look at a few tips Dr. Sylvan Stern and the staff here at Sylvan S. Stern, DDS in Southfield, Michigan, have to help you establish a family oral health routine and get your entire family on track to great oral health.

Brush from a young age

If you can get your kids started on brushing from a young age, they’ll carry that habit with them into their teen years. This is great for two reasons – it keeps your children healthier and decreases the risk of them developing cavities, which saves you a ton of money in the long run.

Be the flossing example

A lot of kids don’t enjoy flossing – and adults don’t, either – but if you really want a great smile you’ll put in the few minutes it takes to floss effectively. Doing this sets the example to your kids to remind them that flossing is worth the time and can really help their teeth.

If you need more help with getting your family on the same page with oral health, call us today at 248-559-0995 to see how we can help.