Ways to Take Care Of Your Children Teeth
As a parent, you may have a lot of things to worry about when it comes to the health of your children. Among many other aspects of health you will need to think about, the one that requires your utmost attention on the top priority is the dental health of your child.
Cavities can occur on the tiniest of baby teeth. Now, you may wonder if it is really a necessity to take care of the primary teeth when you know that these teeth are going to fall off anyway. But the matter of fact is that you don’t want your children to suffer from this bad condition because it is not only painful and infectious but it can also open pathway for the infection to be transferred to the adult teeth. Moreover, it would be more than 5 years the children would have to live with their primary teeth. You don’t want them to spend all this time with infected teeth and gums.
When to start?
The sooner you start taking care of your baby’s oral cavity, the better it is going to be for them. Babies usually get their first tooth erupted in the lower jaw. This tooth appears on the front when they smile or cry. While a baby at this age cannot hold a brush and clean the teeth, it is your responsibility to clean their first teeth using a small and soft toothbrush or a cleaning device made to clean the babies’ teeth.
Children usually find it easier to sleep when they have something to drink. When they get their primary teeth erupted, you need to switch to water from milk because milk can let the bacteria to play with the oral cavity of your baby the entire night.
Teaching them to brush their teeth
It is important to teach your kids about teeth brushing when they get their primary teeth erupted in their oral cavities. Typically, you can start teaching them about teeth brushing after their 3rd birthday. By the time they will reach their 3rd grade, they will be brushing their teeth in a way they should. In the start, you will need to brush their teeth by yourself. With the passage of time, you can ask them to hold the brush while you will be brushing their teeth. This way, they will be able to learn about teeth brushing. Ask them to spit out the paste after brushing.
While you cannot give dental floss to the younger ones, you will need to encourage the grownups to floss their teeth. For this purpose, you will need to show yourself as a role model. Floss your own teeth in the right way in front of them and tell them the benefits of flossing. They will surely love to floss their teeth when they will gain some sense.
Apart from taking care of your kids’ dental health at home, make sure that you are taking them to dental visits on regular basis.