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Kids Corner


Kids love Kalmar Family Dentistry and Kalmar Family Dentistry loves kids!

Our office is child friendly and provides children with the dental care and  instruction they need to have happy and healthy smiles.  



Your child's dental health is very important. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

There are 4 basic steps to maintain good oral health...

  • Brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss everyday... Everyday.
  • Limit the number of times you snack.

Without cosistent care, several oral health problems can result. Risks such as early tooth loss or mal-positioned adult teeth because of early pediatric tooth loss are possibilities of poor oral hygiene.

An early visit to the dentist is a good way to learn proper oral hygiene at an early age, including avoiding nighttime bottles or cups of formula or juice, proper toothbrushing, and a diet that promotes good dental health.

Your child's diet plays an important role in his or her dental health.  Sweets, sticky foods and sugary drinks are the main culprits when it comes to cavity development.  You can help your child by limiting between-meal snacks.  If you do serve snacks, opt for healthful foods such as vegetables, yogurt or cheese rather than sugar-laden treats.

Children begin to need supplemental fluoride by the age of six months. If he or she is drinking tap water (either alone, or mixed with formula or 100% fruit juice), and you live in an area with the water is fluoridated, then your child should be getting an adequate amount of fluoride. If he or she doesn't drink water, or is drinking well water, unfluoridated bottled water (most brands of bottled water don't have fluoride in them unless the label specifically states that they do), or filtered water, then he or she may not getting enough fluoride to keep their teeth healthy. Talk with your Pediatrician or dentist about fluoride supplements.

What about flossing? Flossing is an important part of good dental hygiene. You can usually begin flossing once your child is about 3-4 years old, but they likely won't be able to floss on their own until they are 8-10 years old.

In addition to teaching your children the importance of regular brushing and flossing, routine visits to the dentist and a healthy diet, it is important that you set a good example by also practicing good dental hygiene. If you do not brush and floss each day or regularly see a dentist, then it is unlikely that your children will either.