Oral health is critical, and it has a direct relationship to overall health, which is why teaching children about care for their teeth and gums at a young age is critical. Team Tooth Fairy is here to assist by offering a few tips on how to improve your child’s smile.
- Brush your children’s teeth twice a day.
Brush your child’s teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and before night, with a child-sized toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
As soon as your infant develops their first tooth, apply a little smear of fluoride toothpaste the size of a grain of rice, and gradually increase this to a pea-size quantity by age three. Older children can apply toothpaste to the head of their toothbrushes with a little ribbon.
Teach youngsters to correct tooth brushing techniques and let them clean their teeth on their own once they have the dexterity. Monitor kids’ tooth brushing until they’re approximately eight years old, or until you’re satisfied they’re doing a good job.
In addition to cleaning their teeth twice a day, make sure they brush for two minutes each time.
- Floss Daily without missing
Flossing is another important aspect of children’s dental health (and adults). Flossing removes plaque that a toothbrush cannot reach between the teeth and along and beneath the gum line.
Plaque buildup caused by ineffective brushing and flossing is one of the primary causes of dental decay in youngsters, so make flossing a top priority! While children can floss their teeth at any time, doing so before cleaning their teeth at night ensures that all of the food debris, germs, and plaque from the day are removed.
- Rinse the mouth after eating
There’s no need for children to wash their teeth after every meal and snack (unless they’re getting braces). Rinsing with water after eating or drinking, on the other hand, is a good suggestion.
It acts as a bath for the teeth, removing food particles and germs. It also promotes the flow of saliva, which aids in the remineralization of children’s teeth.
- Visit Your Pediatric Dentist regularly
A pediatric dentist is a dentist who only treats children. We’re the dentists’ equivalent of pediatricians. We’ve been trained in both children’s dental health requirements and behavioral approaches to help youngsters relax and feel at peace.
During routine checkups, we check to see whether your child’s dental and facial development is on track, look for cavities and other issues, see if their teeth and gums are healthy, and assess any oral habits.
If we notice a problem, we can intervene while it is still easy to cure. We also educate parents and assist children in developing an excellent home care routine.