Oral hygiene is an important component in general health, if any dental problem is left unrelated, it would affect the general health too. Whether it is babies or kids or teens, the basics of good hygiene is the same, but the techniques and tools vary. In this post, some important tips of Dental Hygiene in Babies, Toddlers and Children are discussed.
It’s simple, a healthy mouth and teeth helps them to eat the nutritious meals comfortably, speak clearly and smile confidently. So oral health is important for three ‘C’, eat comfortably, speak clearly and smile confidently.
Toddlers as the name suggests are very naughty and crave for chocolates, sweets, cake and what not. All these have negative effects on their teeth. Yet if oral hygiene is maintained properly, you don’t have to worry too much about tooth decay. When it comes to brushing, they always insist that they would do it themselves, don’t immediately deny, wait for your turn, what I would suggest is that take turns to brush their teeth twice or thrice a week. That would do. Explain them that they should reach all the teeth, the front, back and the chewing surfaces.
Once your kids reach an age at which they’re primarily responsible for their own day-to-day oral hygiene, you may breathe a sigh of relief. Practice these simple tips to make sure that their dental hygiene is taken care of:
Avoid aerated drinks, chocolates, pastries,etc. Once in a while everything is fine. Encourage them to eat healthy meals.
Have a schedule to monitor their brushing habits, if you think something is wrong, insist the children to correct their habits.
No child (or adult) can keep their teeth plaque-free without the help of a professional. Routine teeth cleanings and dental exams are essential for good oral health.
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I am a home maker and Mom of two boys. I have done my B.Sc in Nutrition and Dietetics and Post graduate degree in Hospital administration. I am here to share my parenting experiences and to learn more tips and advises.