Pediatric Dentistry’s Importance Highlighted by the “Oreo Test” and Other Techniques for Improving Children’s Oral Hygiene, says Elegant Dentistry | News

The Marina del Rey/West Los Angeles Dental Center comments on a recent article that with National Children’s Dental Health Month underway, now is a great time to make sure your kids’ hygiene routine is in order – and that includes regular dental visits

LOS ANGELES, Apr. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — A Feb. 1 article on WebMD offers suggestions from a pediatric dentistry expert on techniques to help children build strong teeth and develop good oral hygiene habits. While the article generally emphasizes the importance of a healthy diet and limiting fruit juice in favor of children who drink more water, it does advocate making the most of unavoidable treats like the humble Oreo cookie. The article notes that if a child eats an Oreo and then brushes their teeth, it can become easy for parents to see if any parts of their teeth are missing and therefore may need additional help or coaching. The Marina del Rey dental practice notes that pediatric dentistry is more than just adult dentistry for smaller mouths.

The dental practice, which serves families from across the West Los Angeles area, notes that children need special attention from dental professionals. As the WebMD article points out, their motor skills are still developing, and learning to brush properly isn’t just a matter of running a toothbrush up and down. Some adults may even struggle to master these skills, the center adds.

Elegant Dentistry goes on to point out that, even if many adults are hesitant to go to the dentist, it’s no surprise that it’s a hard sell to kids who struggle to see the benefit of sitting still in a chair while a seemingly random adult put their gloved fingers in their mouths. The special skills of a pediatric dentist, however, are to come up with imaginative ways to make the experience a lot more bearable for young people.

Whatever parents do, Elegant Dentistry says, they should make sure that children see the dentist regularly, from the time they are 1 year old or after their first tooth has come through. While it is true that their baby teeth will eventually fall out and be replaced by permanent teeth, it is still essential for young children to visit the dentist to protect their oral health. Baby teeth, like adult teeth, are vulnerable to tooth decay and no one wants to be in the position of comforting a child who has developed a painful and expensive toothache. Responsible parents should take their children’s oral health seriously to get them off to a good start on a healthy life filled with healthy smiles, says Elegant Dentistry.

Interested readers can learn more about pediatric dentistry and other services at Elegant Dentistry by visiting their website at or by calling 310-881-8676.

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