We want our kids to have the best. Nice clothes, a great education and anything else to make their childhood as good as possible. A major component of our endeavor as parents is health. Checkups, shots, skinned knees and vitamins are all parts of our calendar and daily routine. Taking care of our children’s teeth is also near the top of this list. Here are three facts about children’s teeth to help keep their mouths as healthy as the rest of them.
1.) Children’s toothpaste & toothbrushes: As soon as your son or daughter turns two, pediatric fluoride toothpaste can be used. When they are old enough to gargle and spit they can step up to a toothpaste with a higher fluoride content.
A soft bristled baby tooth brush can be introduced as early as one year. You can also use a damp cloth to clean your baby’s gums (and any teeth) as soon as they are born.
2.) Check-ups: With regular visits to the dentist, it is very possible for children to avoid cavities, along with regular brushing habits. Typically seeing a dentist twice a year is recommended. You can get a good idea of how your children’s oral health with develop by considering you and your spouse’s dental history.
3.) Tooth decay: Pediatric dental disease, also referred to as childhood tooth decay, is the number one chronic childhood illness. If left untreated, this condition can have devastating effects on every facet of your child’s life. From inhibited cognitive and social skills to lowered growth, function and self-esteem, this preventable disease and consequences can be avoided with good brushing habits and regular dental visits.
There are a lot of things to keep track of when it comes to your kids. A very important one is their teeth. When it’s time for your child to visit the dentist or if it’s been a little while since they had a check-up, the Smile Spa offers a relaxing a caring atmosphere. For more information and to make an appointment, click here.