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Dental Hygiene for Kids: Teeth Cleaning Hollywood FL Pros’ Guide for Young Parents

 JJ Dental offers two convenient office locations in Fort Lauderdale & Lauderdale by the Sea.

Your child’s dental health and hygiene are of utmost importance. If you are a young parent and you want your kid to get a healthy start from the earliest age, our teeth cleaning Hollywood FL specialists put together this quick guide for you. Let us see how you can care for your newborn’s dental health and wellbeing with the following tips!

1. Start Oral Hygiene Early

Our teeth cleaning Hollywood FL specialists warn us about national statistics: 1 in 4 children develop tooth decay before they start school, while half of the schoolchildren between 12 and 15 years old present cavities. This is why our experts advise young parents to begin dental cleaning when their child gets his first tooth, around six months old. You should perform the teeth hygiene with the help of a clean, damp cloth or a very soft brush. When the child is around two years old, you can encourage him to brush his teeth by himself, under your supervision, of course.

2. Talk to your Dentist about Dental Sealants

By the age of six, your kid will get his permanent molars. By this time, your child should already have a brushing and flossing daily routine. As molars are concerned, you should talk to your cosmetic dentist Hollywood FL specialist about dental sealants. According to the CDC, they can significantly reduce caries when applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent decay in the pits and fissures. Few children receive this type of treatment, but as a responsible parent, you should have this conversation with your dentist.

3. Use Fluoride Wisely

Fluoride strengthens enamel, making it less vulnerable to tooth decay. While many kinds of toothpaste and mouth rinse also contain fluoride, you should not overuse the substance in young children. Our teeth cleaning Hollywood FL specialists recommend you use no more than a pea-sized dab of fluoride toothpaste on the toothbrush. Fluoride overuse can lead to white spots on the teeth according to medical experts.

4. Remember the Teeth Cleaning Routine

The rule of thumb in teeth cleaning is that every person should brush their teeth twice a day and floss daily. Moreover, a mild mouthwash once a day can also help keep bacteria out of the child’s mouth, especially since the little ones tend to put their fingers or different objects in their mouths quite often.

Another rule of thumb is the toothbrush replacement 3 to 4 times a year. In case your child or teenager has braces, talk to your braces Hollywood FL experts about the use of special toothbrushes and tips on proper teeth cleaning.

5. Focus on Teeth-Cleaning Edibles

When it comes to children, it is rather difficult to pack a bottle of mouthwash in their backpacks so they can use at school after they finish eating. However, you can slip some apples, carrots and some strawberries in their lunch boxes. Besides the fact that these fruits punch a serious dose of vitamins and healthy nutrients, they also keep teeth cleaner and healthier. This is one of the most delicious ways for a child to enjoy natural teeth cleaning during school days.

For more information on how to keep a child’s dental health pristine, have a chat with our teeth cleaning Hollywood FL specialists.

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Laurie Duncan

“Dr John has been fantastic and I’m so glad that I have someone that I can truly trust with my dental care! I needed a new crown and bridge and couldn’t be happier with the results. They look so natural and perfect for me smile! I’ve also had a whitening treatment in house and was extremely pleased with the results. Their staff are all very friendly and caring, at both locations. I also appreciate how efficient and flexible they are with appointments.”

John Ingino

John Ingino

"Hands down the "BEST DENTIST" and office staff I have ever been to!!!!! The staff is friendly, I never wait, Dr. John would not let me leave until I was completely happy! NO PAIN at all...ever! Olga the Hygienist almost made me cry when she handed me a mirror! Look at my beautiful white smile!"

Kelly Roland

Kelly Roland

"I absolutely love this office. Starting from the front desk girls, they are always so friendly. I love having my teeth cleaned by Olga, she’s so gentle and yet so good, makes you want to go back for cleanings more often. Dr John is very nice, and professional. This office is great at educating you when dental work is needed, but never tries to pressure you into getting it done. Thank you for always making me feel welcome and cared for."

Adam Anthony

Adam Anthony

"First class service. Extremely professional, every one on staff was super nice & helpful. Appointment started on time, scheduling was flexible & easy. The facilities are clean and they are taking extra precautions during this time. Highly recommended!"

Alessandra Williams

Alessandra Williams

"JJ Dental is AWESOME, I promise after your first cleaning you’ll be hooked. Dr John is extremely talented, his service is excellent and the staff is very friendly. The best part is that I never feel pressured to get any work done, I am given my options but also told “ if it doesn’t hurt we can hold off for now.” I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a new dentist."

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Insurance & Financing

At JJ Dental our insurance specialists deal directly with your insurance providers.

A thorough breakdown of your benefits allows us to give you the most accurate coverage estimate possible. Based on this information we can provide you with a plan that maximizes your benefits and minimizes your out of pocket expense. Once treatment has begun we will even submit the insurance claims on your behalf to eliminate any headaches for you. (See Accepted Insurance)

While a majority of insurance plans will cover a large percentage of preventative and restorative care, they rarely cover cosmetic procedures. For any procedures not covered or beyond your plans maximum benefit, we provide several payment options including cash, check, money order, and major credit cards. We also offer flexible, no interest monthly installment plans through care credit and lending club that help you get the treatment you need without a financial burden.

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We believe that there are three main considerations that you should be aware of when choosing a dentist.

Does the dentist care deeply about you and your dental health?

Is the dentist skilled enough to consistently provide the highest quality of dental care?

Does the dentist have the team and the tools available to provide you with the highest quality of care?

At JJ Dental our entire team is proud to be able to answer yes to each of these critical questions.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

  • 30 NE 3rd Street
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
    United States

  • 954-463-7262

  • Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 5PM
    Friday: 8AM-12PM
     

 

Lauderdale By The Sea

  • 3000 E Commercial Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
    United States

  • 954-491-1904

  • Monday - Thursday: 8AM - 4PM
    Friday: 8AM-12PM