Your Child’s Dental Health Could Impact Their Growth and Development


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Your child has the ability to grow into a healthy, confident adult. Did you know that children’s
dental health plays a key role in their growth and development? Among other things, keeping
your child’s smile healthy can result in positive self-esteem, making them proud to show their
smile to the world.

How else is your child’s dental health influential on their development? A strong smile has more
benefits than you think! Read on to find out more about the importance of oral health in your
child’s life.

Growing Confidence

Your child begins to develop confidence as they socialize with their peers and understand who
they are in the world. If children are self-conscious about their smile as the result of tooth
decay, staining, bad breath, or crooked teeth, they’re more likely to hold back with their
friends. They won’t feel they can reveal their true selves when their smile isn’t healthy enough
to the point that they’re proud to share it with others.

By encouraging effective brushing habits at home, you can help your child grow their
confidence in their smile. Even if crooked teeth haven’t been addressed through orthodontia
yet, your child can still get a boost of confidence through having a bright, clean smile!

Take Responsibility for Their Care

Helping your child master those brushing and flossing habits takes time and supervision, but it
can also instill self-reliance and a sense of responsibility in your child. Taking care of their teeth
and seeing the positive results can put a big smile on their face! When you go to the dentist,
your child-friendly dentist can let them know how good of a job they’re doing and encourage
them to improve.

Taking this type of responsibility can help your child grow up to not only care about brushing
and flossing
in their adult years, but also give them the self-assurance they need to be happy
and successful in life.

Build Healthy Eating Habits

Emphasizing your child’s dental health is important because it helps you assert the significance
of self-care. The healthy habits you teach them—from brushing and flossing to eating healthy
foods—can lead to a positive relationship with food and self-care. Your child’s self-image can
develop strongly and positively, making them happy and healthy.

Visiting the dentist and encouraging healthy brushing habits begins early in life when your child
gets their first teeth. By the time your child begins to develop their confidence and grows into a
young person, their smile should be the thing that backs them up each time they take a step in
the world.

How healthy is your child’s smile? Dentist visits should happen every six months, especially if
your child has already experienced tooth decay in the past. You can help your child develop
properly and happily by helping them take the best care of their smile. Teach habits and visit
the dentist to help your child be their best every day!

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Did you know that children’s dental health plays a key role in their growth and development? Among other things, keeping your child’s smile healthy can result in positive self-esteem, making them proud to show their smile to the world.

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Dr. Jason Abel
Dr. Jason Abel

Dr. Jason Abel is a dentist at Centreville Dental Wellness Center in Centreville, Virginia. Dr. Abel has taken extensive continuing education in order to stay current and informed in the latest procedures and techniques in dentistry. He is a “Preferred Provider” of Invisalign invisible braces, and enjoys the opportunity to provide a wide range of dental treatment for his patients, including root canals, extractions, dentures, and restorative dentistry.

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