Hermey the Elf’s Healthy Teeth Checklist
The American Dental Association has just produced Hermey the Elf’s Healthy Teeth Checklist, a printable form that can be useful when instructing children in proper dental care this Holiday Season. You may remember Hermey the Elf from the classic TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as the elf more interested in dental health than toy making. This Holiday character’s devotion to oral health offers a wonderful way to make caring for teeth fun and exciting.
Beaverton family dentist Dr. Michael Negru recommends working closely with your children to help instill good dental habits. He would be happy to discuss ways you can improve your family’s oral hygiene routine during your next visit to our office.
Hermey’s Healthy Teeth Checklist instructs children to:
- Brush teeth twice daily for at least two minutes each time
- Eat healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks
- Wear a mouthguard when playing sports
- Visit the dentist for cleanings and examinations
These tips provide children with a strong foundation for maintaining oral health – they also serve as an important reminder for people of all ages. After all, brushing and flossing, avoiding sugary snacks, and visiting the dentist are essential for optimal oral health at all stages of life.
To schedule your next appointment with Beaverton family dentist Dr. Michael Negru, please contact Bright Smile Dental today.