National Children Dental Health Month: Learn How to Take Care of your Child’s Teeth

National Children Dental Health Month: Learn How to Take Care of your Child’s Teeth

Posted by ARDEN DENTAL CARE on Feb 4 2020, 09:26 PM

National Children Dental Health Month: Learn How to Take Care of your Child’s Teeth

Healthy teeth play a significant role in your child's overall health and development, and enable them to eat, talk, and smile properly. This children's dental health month, we’re taking a closer look at ways to keep your child’s teeth strong and healthy.

Use Fluoride Toothpaste

Fluoride is vital for your child’s dental health, and it helps reduce the risk of cavities for both baby and permanent teeth. Fluoride strengthens the tooth enamel making it more resistant to acid attacks and damage. 

However, too much fluoride can stain your child’s teeth and impact their overall health. Therefore, you should always limit their intake of fluoride as recommended by your dentist.

Brushing and Flossing

Dental hygiene should begin the moment your child turns one. You should teach your child about the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth regularly. Give them a soft-bristled toothbrush and show them how to gently brush their teeth. Apart from brushing, you should also teach your child to floss once a day.

Diet

Kids who consume a lot of sugary foods are more susceptible to cavities or tooth decay. Therefore, you should limit their sugar intake and ask them to brush their teeth after they have sweets or juice.

Safety

Keeping your child’s mouth safe is another big part of their dental care. Ensure they wear mouthguards whenever they practice contact sports. These soft retainers that cover both their upper and lower teeth can be custom-made by your dentist to ensure a better fit and more comfort.

Regular Checkups 

Apart from the tips mentioned above, routine dental checkups are essential for your child’s dental health. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, you should take your child to the dentist as soon as they turn one. This way, the dentist can identify any issues at an early stage and provide you with instructions that will help you keep your child’s teeth safe and healthy.

At Arden Dental Care, Dr. Talluri offers expert pediatric dentistry treatments and procedures for your little ones. For more details or to request an appointment, call us at (916) 481-2001 or visit our website. We are located at 1832 Avondale Ave Ste 1, Sacramento, CA 95825.

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