Teaching your children good oral hygiene or dental care from a young age is important to help prevent tooth decay. A national report card released by the Australian Dental Association continues to find just under 25% of children aged 6-14 had tooth decay in their permanent teeth and that 10% of life is not treated. This is a shocking number, especially when we know that oral health problems can be easily avoided.
Oral hygiene is an important part of your child’s overall health. Taking care of their teeth and gums starts with you. You need to set up and then on the right path for lifetime very good oral hygiene.
Here are some tips and guidelines for parents.
Oral Hygiene for Infants.
The oral hygiene your child starts the day he/she is born. No oral hygiene care of the most ruthless of the teeth. It takes care of the entire mouth, teeth, gums and tongue.
- Wipe your baby’s gums with a soft cloth after meals.
- Once teeth begin to erupt, brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
- Took the bottle away, after your child has finished drinking.
- Schedule a first meeting with the dentist as soon as the teeth erupt.
Oral Hygiene for Children.
Make sure your child brush at least twice a day. Use fluoride toothpaste and make sure your child spit out after brushing. So the gap between the teeth shut, teach your child how to use floss to clean between the teeth surface. You will need to help your child floss and dental attention back. Visit your dentist every 6 months.
Remember, prevention is better than cure. Your dentist can record and keep an eye overall oral health problems that may arise in the future. And by catching the problem before it becomes a serious issue, it can save your little one from pain and you can save money.
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