*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Karl Jobst. All opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view.
Dental Hygiene is one that we tend to forget about, especially in our children.
I wanted to write this post because I know that dental health is so important to overall health. AND it seems with the increase in awesome dental care out there, dental issues for our children has risen.
Karl Jobst D.D.S. is dedicated to hiring a team that will be focused on your dental needs. Being sure that everyone he includes on his team in Grove, Oklahoma will be dedicated to each person that walks through the door.
Now, out of all 3 of my kids, the oldest is the ONLY one to have had a cavity and that was like 7 years ago. It was so mild they barely filled it in then put sealant on it. My children are 13, 10, and 8 years old. Their teeth are by far perfect…mainly cosmetic from genetic issues. However, the health of their teeth is AWESOME!
These are some things I have implemented and used to help keep our dental visits as smooth and painless as possible.
We got there through a few things that I have learned over the years as a parent and a few things that my parents taught me. Check them out below!
- Brush twice a day…and be sure that it’s a full 2 minutes. The way this becomes fun for your child is getting them involved. Let them choose the toothbrush, purchase a timer. We actually received one at our awesome dentist office, but here is a link for one (and it’s only $.99 on eBay).
- According to the ADA (American Dental Association) using a toothpaste with Fluoride will help combat cavities because it helps rid plaque which causes those nasty things. Now, some people have fluoride in their water. But we all know that our kids don’t drink much tap water.
- Give your kids water!!! Not soda, juice, or bottled water. We are blessed as we have a well. However, that means our well doesn’t have fluoride. We use a toothpaste with fluoride like I said before. However, the water they drink is helping to keep their mouth moist which prevents the acid from decaying their teeth and it helps wash away bits of food without leaving something behind. Like sugar.
- Use floss, but choose the pickers. We use these and the kids can easily floss each tooth without missing one. Floss, once a day at night…that’s usually when kids are the least hurry.
- Be sure to use a GREAT mouthwash. The one that we found out is great at fighting cavities is ACT. Not only because it includes fluoride, but because it helps strengthen teeth. AND it is alcohol-FREE! How many times did your kid use a mouthwash only to scream in horror? Not with ACT.
D.D.S. Karl Jobst is so dedicated to dental health that in his office in Grove, Oklahoma he offers a complimentary consultation, x-ray, and exam, which is worth $100!! That is a real passion for helping his community and patients be able to obtain dental care.
I spent some time without dental care as a child without insurance. My parents just couldn’t afford it. Back then they didn’t know about all these tips and didn’t have access to the internet like we do.
I mean today’s parents have NO excuse to keep up with what’s right in regards to their children. If you have access to the internet, do your due diligence. Search for reputable and trustworthy sites and research what is best for them.
There were many times as a kid that I didn’t know what was right or wrong and depended on my parents. While they did the best they could, with the knowledge they had. We have no excuse.
Karl Jobst, Grove, OK is dedicated to his patients and the dental field. So if you are in the Grove, Oklahoma area, check him out and let him know that you appreciate his dedication to the dental care of the community.