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Would you be surprised to hear that there are a number of things you could consider doing to help your children stay healthy and strong? For example, you may have heard that brushing and flossing are very important, but did you know that you should also help your child develop healthy habits while his or her smile is developing?

In reality, studies have shown that children who start developing good oral habits while their young are more likely to care for their teeth better as they age. We recommend helping your kids learn the importance of following a healthy diet while they’re young. If you go on vacation with your children or need to give your kids a snack, you could consider giving them something healthy like nuts and fruit. One important thing you should do for your child is set a proper example for them. If you choose to drink coffee, you might want to consider switching to green tea. Drinking coffee can also cause a caffeine crash, which some people counter with sugar. Eating or drinking too much sugar might also leave you more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Drinking tea may also help you avoid tooth decay.

Finally, please remember that you’ll need to set up an appointment with us twice a year. You’ll also need to keep up on your oral health regardless of where you are, even when you’re on vacation.

If you’d like to learn more about helping your child protect their oral health in Peabody, Massachusetts, please feel free to contact Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC at 978.535.2500. Our dentist, Dr. Federico Lago, and our team look forward to meeting with you!