Tips on how to take care of your child’s teethby Allen Rose Doctor
Dental care for your child should start as soon as their first teeth appear. Though these baby teeth are not permanent and fall within few years. But still it is important to take care as they hold space for the permanent teeth which develops in later years. Start taking your child to a pediatric dentist on a routine basis as it will help in keeping their mouth healthy throughout their lives. If proper hygiene is not followed, various dental issues can occur even in young children such as:
· Pain in teeth and gums
· Cavities and tooth decay
· Swollen gums
· Gum disease
Below listed are the tips to take care of your child’s teeth:
Follow a tooth brushing routine
Help your child in brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride tooth paste. Use a tooth brush that has soft bristles. Also, there are tooth brushes available in market that is specially designed for different age groups. You can choose a tooth brush that is appropriate for your child.
Keep a check on the amount of tooth paste
Apply only a pea-size amount of tooth paste on your child’s tooth brush and then assist them while brushing. Teach them to not swallow the paste as it can cause spots on your child’s teeth.
Take your child to a pediatric dentist regularly
Start taking your child to a pediatric dentist as soon as their first teeth come out or at least when they turn one year old. The dentist will examine your child’s teeth health and the growth of their teeth.
If you stay in Snellville GA, choose a renowned dental office that provides dentistry for kids Snellville. Having someone that specializes in working with children can be very helpful. Their offices are usually equipped for entertaining and easing little ones’ dental fears. They have a friendly, engaging attitude when children are sitting in the chair and help children tolerate the poking and prodding that comes with dental check-ups and cleanings. If children do not learn proper daily dental care techniques, they can find themselves experiencing oral decay and other disease. If these conditions aren’t addressed, they can continue to impact their oral and overall health throughout their adult life. This is why it’s important to establish a dentist/patient relationship for your child.
Limit the intake of sugary or other unhealthy foods
Sugary foods like candies, chocolates, juices, gum candies etc. can cause cavities and damage to your child’s teeth. But every child loves to eat them and it is hard to keep such foods away from them. So, as parents it’s your duty to make sure that they eat these sugary foods in limit and brush their teeth after eating such food items. Give your child a healthy diet that contains vegetables, fruits and protein rich foods.
It is advisable to follow all these dental care techniques for keeping your child’s teeth in healthy state.
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