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When it comes to your family’s dental health, you can never have too many resources at your disposal! Of course, your friendly Overland Park dentist is always happy to answer any questions you might have, but there are plenty of online resources that can provide valuable information and (believe it or not!) even help make oral hygiene fun! Here at Watts DDS, we like to think of them as partners in our ongoing mission to help make sure that you and your family have the happiest, healthiest smiles around!
A great place to start is the official website for the American Dental Association. Besides some helpful dental info, you can also browse a list of toothpaste, toothbrushes, and other oral care products that meet the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which is considered “the gold standard when it comes to evaluating the safety and efficacy of dental products.” The ADA also has a website that’s just for kids, where you can learn about the teeth of dinosaurs, learn tricks to make your own brushing more effective, or join the crew of the USS SugarSwatter in its mission to fight sugar and promote healthy teeth and gums!
And speaking of kids’ teeth, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has a website for consumers that’s loaded with general information related to children’s dental health, with everything from fact sheets for parents to a guide to the “Mouth Monsters” that may plague your children’s teeth and gums.
Of course, an important part of good oral hygiene is not just brushing, it’s brushing as often as you should for as long as you should, and for a lot of great tips that help parents teach their kids to do just that, check out the 2min2x website.Heck, even the Sesame Street website has a whole section devoted to helping parents and kids develop good oral hygiene habits together!
Of course, you don’t have to go so far afield to find great online info on dental hygiene and oral health. Right here at the Watts Family Dental blog, we cover everything from nutrition to mouthguards to what you should do in the event of a dental emergency to how to choose a toothbrush or floss like a pro, and lots more besides! You can also follow us on Facebook for more tips and tricks from Watts Family Dental!
Online resources are great, but there’s no replacement for regular checkups with your Overland Park dentist! At Watts Family Dental, we’re happy to answer your questions and advise you on the best oral care practices and products for you and your family, anytime! So start today by calling (913) 338-3384 to schedule an appointment or just chat with a member of our friendly staff!