Children and Their Oral Health
I don’t know about you, but I am determined to make sure my kid’s get the best oral hygiene care not only at home, but also at their dentist and orthodontist.
My husband comes from a family that did not put oral hygiene at the top of the list, mainly because of financial reasons. So as an adult, he has suffered through procedures that probably could have been avoided.
So parents, don’t neglect your children’s oral health! Follow these basic tips to ensure they are experiencing the best dental hygiene!
*If you have a bay, weaning them from the bottle early can help them avoid dental problems that come from either sucking to long or drinking things besides water through a bottle.
*What type of toothpaste they use, even as a small toddler is super important! Yes, let them have a say in what flavor, but not a say in the amount of fluoride in the toothpaste! Children up to 3 years of age should use a pea-size amount of toothpaste that contains a fluoride level of no less than 1000ppm (parts per million). After the age of 3, they need to be using toothpaste that contains anywhere from 1350ppm to 1500 ppm. Find A Dentist Around My House Linwood NJ 08221
*Some children love independence. But that doesn’t mean you stop supervising them while they brush! They need to be watched (to make sure they aren’t being lazy about brushing) until around 7 years old.
*Make sure you are taking them to the dentist as soon as those baby teeth start to appear! Doing this not only can help prevent problems that may occur but also it will help get them used to the dentist, environment, and that bil ol chair!
*Probably one of the biggest issues children will face when it comes to brushing, is not brushing long enough. So use a timer or have them sing a song in their head to make sure they are brushing the correct amount of time, 2 minutes. Find A Dentist Around My House Linwood NJ 08221
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