Children’s Oral Care

Is there anything more heart-warming than seeing your child’s happy, healthy smile? As a parent, it’s important to learn how to properly care for your child’s oral health. Here are important things you should know about your child’s teeth:

  • Baby teeth are as important as adult teeth
  • Gaps between baby teeth are normal
  • Baby teeth guide permanent teeth into position
  • The most common chronic childhood disease is tooth decay
  • Sugar is the main cause of tooth decay

Babies are born with almost all of their primary teeth, though they are hidden in the gums. Therefore, it’s crucial to develop good oral care before the first tooth surfaces. Wipe your child’s gums with a damp cloth or gauze after feeding.

Teaching your child to develop good dental hygiene at a young age will help them to achieve a smile they can wear proudly as they grow older. Set a good example; demonstrate the value and importance of good oral health. A few tips:

  • Brush your child’s first teeth twice a day with water and a soft brush
  • Make brushing your child’s teeth fun, brush side-by-side
  • Visit a dentist before year 1 and every 6 months after
  • Limit sweets
  • Avoid putting your child to bed with a bottle containing anything but water


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