As a caring parent, you can teach your children the right way to care for their baby teeth from early years and make sure your kid visits regularly your family dentist for cleaning and checkups.
An alarming report by the National Institutes of Health revealed that almost six out of ten children have cavities or other tooth decay (also called caries) and it’s one of the most common childhood diseases. Many of the dental problems can be treated long before they become serious, if they are caught early.
There is a list of things you can do to help your child maintain a healthy mouth with strong baby teeth and gums.
- Brush your children’s teeth twice a day when they are babies, then teach them to do it on their own when they get older.
- Be sure your child gets enough fluoride and your kid is using fluoride toothpaste.
- Feed your child a healthy diet, high in fruits and vegetables and low in added sugars. We especially recommend you avoid sugary drinks.
- Bring your child to our A&A Dental Centre for regular dental checkups and cleanings of baby teeth. Coming in every six months is recommended.
Keep in mind that kids aged 6-8 years are experiencing major mouth transformation. So that period is one of the most important moment to be as much attentive to kids dental health as possible. A visit to A&A Dental Centre will make the child and you as a parent aware of the new teeth development and how effectively take care of them.
Helping children develop healthy habits to care for baby teeth while they are young is important. These habits can set the stage for good oral health care throughout their entire life. They can avoid many of the problems that result from poor oral health, including gum disease, cavities, and tooth decay.