Oral Hygiene Care for Kids
Dental and oral care during the early ages of life is the most important. Teeth that are healthy during the childhood years often stay healthy for life, just as good hygiene habits last a lifetime. Our dentist continuously makes recommendations to parents of young patients, including the following.
Just because the baby teeth will all be replaced by around the age of eleven, it is still important to keep them in good health. These teeth can obtain plaque and suffer from cavities, which can be very painful for your baby. Be sure to brush the teeth gently with a soft-bristled tooth brush to keep them clean.
Parents should continue to brush their children’s teeth every morning and night until around the age of seven. Brushing with your child is a great time to teach them about the importance of keeping their teeth and gums clean. Be sure to be a good example of dental and oral care with your own brushing and flossing.
By this point, your child will be ready and capable of brushing and flossing on their own. You can contribute to their dental and oral care by ensuring their diet is full of fruits, vegetables, and other tooth-healthy foods. Parents can also schedule regular dental appointments for the whole family.
Older teenagers should know when and how to brush and floss their teeth by now. However, they will also have more power in what they eat. You can help with their oral hygiene by continuing to encourage a healthy diet.
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