Dental Office in Farmington Hills, MI supports the health and well-being of your family
One, as caregivers, do not underestimate your power as a role model. Parents who consistently brush and floss their teeth well, and keep check-ups at Richard S. Bernstein, D.D.S., tend to pass those good habits on to their children. The goal is for good oral hygiene to become a “way of life,” as natural as eating or sleeping. Speaking of eating, the sooner that you can introduce nutritious (often “tooth-friendly”) foods to your children, the more comfortable they will be with eating them. They won’t see calcium-rich broccoli and sweet potatoes, or fibrous celery, carrots, and apples as “weird.” They will just be a delicious part of their healthy and filling diet.
Another factor that shows how parents pass on oral health from senior to junior has to do with how periodontal or gum disease is transmitted from caregivers to kids. The bacteria associated with disease travels from the pockets around the teeth to saliva. The saliva is then passed on from one person to the next by behaviors such as sharing food, straws, cups, and utensils. It is for this reason that we urge parents to refrain from sampling the baby’s food, for instance. Better yet, we encourage parents who are unsure about their oral health status, or who have active disease, to visit us straightaway to resolve existing problems quickly.
We look forward to getting to know you and your family. Call 248.636.2100 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Bernstein in Farmington Hills, MI.
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With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Bernstein is a renowned cosmetic dentist and is passionate about providing the best for his patients, making him a respected pillar of trust amongst his community. He possesses a Masters in Biochemistry - WSU School of Medicine, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery - University of Detroit.He is presently a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) to name a few.
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