Child Dental Health

Tips for the dental health of children

Parents should begin to consider the dental health of our children even before the first tooth.

The dental health of children

For starters, you can clean baby's gums with a soft damp cloth after feeding. This helps to prevent bacteria buildup. When teeth begin to appear, start using a very soft toothbrush for children twice a day.

As the child reaches preschool age, you should start brushing their teeth with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste. Children have a tendency to swallow the toothpaste, and excess fluoride can cause permanent stains on teeth. Fluoride strengthens teeth by hardening the tooth enamel. Although fluoride is a vital part of the dental health of your child, avoid excessive use.

Prevention of caries

Generally, children suffer from tooth decay when bacteria in the mouth use the sugar in food to produce acid that decays teeth. To prevent cavities, avoid giving your child too many sweet foods like cookies and candy and sugary drinks. If your child was born prematurely, and thus weighed less at birth, has to take care of the special health needs have their teeth as they may appear white or brown areas on them and he or she can develop cavities.

All family members should take care of their teeth because they can transmit the bacteria that cause tooth decay in children. In addition to brushing twice a day and floss once a day, everyone should visit the dentist once a year.

Avoid giving your child sweets, junk food and sweets between meals. Follow a regular schedule for meals and snacks. Fruits and vegetables, cheese and raw nuts are good for teeth.
On the other hand, do not let your child use a bottle after a certain age, but rather teach them to use a drinking glass as soon as possible.

Thumb sucking is normal in children, unless they persist with this practice after 4 years of age.

We suggest that parents take their children to a dentist when you turn the first year of life.

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