4 Tips to Start Your Child on the Road to Good Oral Health

Your children need your help to get a good start on having a lifelong healthy smile. You can take a few steps before they even have teeth to help them develop good oral hygiene. Here are few tips to help you help them!

Start caring for your baby’s teeth before they come in.

Wipe your baby’s gums, even before teeth come in, with a clean, damp washcloth to reduce harmful bacteria. Those little teeth are in there forming, and you can help them have a strong start.

Brush early and gently.

As soon as those first teeth come in, they need brushed. Use a child-sized tooth brush with a fluoride tooth paste that has the American Dental Association’s (ADA) seal of approval. Use a tiny smear of toothpaste about the size of a grain of rice and brush gently twice per day. Be gentle, but thorough, and brush all of the teeth.

Proper nutrition helps build strong teeth.

Milk is important for those forming teeth. Other dairy, such as real cheese, is good too. Sugary drinks and treats can cause damage to small teeth, so be sure to brush the teeth after sweetened beverages and snacks like fruit leather. Even sweetened medicine can harm teeth, so brush teeth after a child takes medicine.

Start dental visits early.

Bring your baby in for his or her first dental visit by about age one. Your dentist can provide extra guidance on how to care for your child’s teeth and watch for problem areas. These small teeth can form cavities, so keeping an eye on the teeth helps catch a problem before your child feels a toothache.

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  1. Orthodontic treatments help with teeth alignment and jaw correction. Braces are very beneficial, but can increase tooth decay and gingivitis if not cleaned thoroughly on a daily basis. Permanent white spots around brackets are areas of weak enamel and are a common sign of poor oral hygiene.

  2. Nice and Very Informative Post👍
    Why is child oral health important?
    Children’s oral health is vital. Failure to take care of your child’s teeth can not only cause oral health problems but issues in other parts of the body as bacteria enter the bloodstream. Practicing good oral habits is critical in limiting the occurrence of infection and tooth decay for children.
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    Stay Healthy Keep Smiling And Be Happy….😊

  3. Thank you for sharing these tips! It’s true that dental care should start from the early days of a child. This also includes developing a good habit for dental care growing up. Are there any particular food or vegetables that are good for the teeth?

  4. Great read! I agree that caring for their dental health should start at a young age. Children must also be taught good dental hygiene while they are young to develop a sense of responsibility for them to take care of their teeth. Do you have any recommendations for tricks or styles for them to be encouraged to do dental care routine?

  5. Thanks for these helpful tips! Indeed, teaching them the importance of dental hygiene must start while they are kids for it to develop as a habit for them. Were there ever any instances that occurred where a kid must undergo a dental implant procedure?

  6. By adding music in the Routine make tooth brushing more fun and exciting by adding your little one’s favorite tunes! Playing music not only adds a calming sensory component to brushing their teeth, but can also be used as a timer.

  7. Teaching your child about oral health and its importance is very important. Brushing their teeth everyday, encouraging them to eat healthy food, less sugary products is a good thing. Along with that dental visits from time to time can be helpful. Thanks
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