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Grandparents, Grandkids & Dental Care

Posted on February 13th, 2020

Dr. Michael Colleran has been thinking about how much things have changed in the world of dentistry since today’s grandparents were growing kids themselves. Grandparents today are often very involved in the daily lives of their grandchildren—they may live close by, provide financial assistance, or assume childcare responsibilities for working parents. Since oral hygiene and dietary habits are established in childhood, it’s important that grandparents’ dental education is on point.

There are a lot of basic facts that grandparents may or may not know about dentistry, such as:

  • Definitions of dental terms
  • The availability of specialized toothbrushes and toothpaste for kids
  • Sending kids to bed with juice, milk, or formula in their bottles can contribute to tooth decay
  • That oral health is systemically linked to overall health
  • The important role of baby teeth in future dental development
  • The advantages that fluoride treatments and dental sealants may provide
  • The capabilities of modern technology in dental diagnoses and treatments

If your child’s grandparents are part of your family’s daily routine and you think they could use a refresher on their dental knowledge, contact your San Luis Obispo dentist and bring the whole family to your next appointment—we’d love to meet all of you!

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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About Dr. Colleran

Dr. Colleran is a nationally renowned dental author and lecturer and an expert on laser dentistry. He has spoken across the country on laser dentistry and had articles appear in several professional journals. He is also sought after by dental manufacturers as a consultant for product evaluation and research. Dr. Colleran is an instructor for the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, which teaches LANAP and other laser dental procedures to dentists from across the globe.

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