Young children are in the progressing stage and training them at a young age develops good habits. It is valuable to teach them good dental health & hygiene starting when they were born. Although, as they grow, it becomes more challenging for parents to train kids rather than an infant or toddler. Young children ages 6 to eight years old are more active, more curious, and more vulnerable. They are quite a bit difficult to train at this age for they focus more on playing, exploring things and mostly, at this age they discover eating junk or sweets.
As a parent, we must be patient to teach them that oral hygiene is a priority to achieve healthy teeth and gums with a perfect looking smile as they grow. Having a pleasant smile and healthy teeth boost self-confidence and help them to be more pro-active as well. At Kidsmile, we are promoting Oral Health & Hygiene. Here are some practical ways for oral care.
1. Eat Healthy, more fruits, and vegetables
Eating nutritious foods that contain a high amount of vitamins and minerals makes your child’s teeth and gums healthy and strong. It plays a significant role in the stages of your child’s health and development. Preparing them good healthy meals protects them dental health problems. Read article Top Healthy Foods to Prevent Dental Problems to help you make balanced diet meals for your child.
2. No to Sugary Treats
Sugary treats such as hard candies, chocolates, sugar syrups, and sugar drinks produce high acids that may lead to building plaque to the formation of cavities and tooth decay. It may result in having tiny holes on teeth that can do a lot of damage that can your child have severe toothaches. Prevention is always better than cure! Smart snacking is necessary
3. Brush brush brush!
There is no other practical way of removing all plaque, and dirt is from brushing. Make sure that your child takes his time roughly 2 to 3 minutes to brush teeth using a soft bristle and toothpaste at least twice a day or more. Practice a habit to brush teeth in a circular motion along the sides, back of the teeth, and brush the tongue to remove formations of bacteria from food. Do not forget to replace toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months of usage.
4. Use Mouthwash
Using mouthwash is a big help for Oral Care. It reduces acidic formation caused by eating most especially sugary foods. It cleans areas that are hard to brush and gives a refreshing feeling in your mouth. Mouthwash can go alternately with tooth brushing when your child eats snacks. You may ask your pediatric dentist for the best mouthwash for kids.
5. Visit The Dentist
Frequent dentist visitation helps your child stay healthy. Your child must visit at least twice a year for dental cleaning and check-up to avoid having decayed teeth. It is always essential to maintain and monitor your child’s dental development. It’s valuable to have the best advice and recommendations coming from dental professionals to assure your child’s oral health.
We, at Kidsmile, are passionately dedicated to providing quality dental care for your child. Our goal is to partner with you to help your child establish and achieve excellent oral health as they grow.
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