How to care for children’s teeth
It’s never too early for children to learn the importance of good oral hygiene. This includes twice daily tooth brushing, a healthy diet and regular dental visits. All three are really important for a child’s oral health and also have a positive effect on their overall health too.
Giving them a great start to life as far as their teeth are concerned is relatively simple and by following three simple steps, you can help make sure that your children’s teeth stay healthy for years to come.
Many parents make the mistake of thinking that since baby teeth will eventually make way for adult teeth, it isn’t as important to take care of them while they’re there. But beginning to develop a good oral health routine at a young age allows children to build habits that they can take into later life and have a far better chance of keeping their adult teeth as healthy as possible.
the best way to help children look after their oral health is to make sure they follow three simple steps:
- Make sure they brush their teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day with a fluoride toothpaste. It’s best to supervise children’s brushing up until they’re seven years old. Just to make sure they’re doing so safely and effectively.
- Cut down on the quantity of sugar containing foods and drinks they have and how often they have them. No child is born with a ‘sweet tooth’ but they will develop a craving for it if eaten at an early age so stick to fruit, vegetables, water and milk.
- Make sure they visit the dentist regularly, as often as recommended.