If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to problems with pronunciation, listening, learning and social interaction.
Here are 5 ways to improve oral health for your child.
Do not wait until you see your baby's teeth
Women can give your baby a good condition by the implementation of proper prenatal care and respect for a healthy diet to eliminate the risk of cleft lip or palate. When the baby is born, dental Academy of Pediatrics United States (AAPD) recommends that parents should clean the gums with a soft cloth and water, starting the first week after birth.
Choose a toothbrush for her ever since they first tooth
As soon as your baby's first tooth appears, start brushing her baby twice a day with a soft bristle toothbrush just for babies. Whether you choose a regular toothbrush or brush your battery thii you should do the spinning brush gently over the gums. You just slowly patience as well as guidelines established good habits for children.
Parents note that choosing toothpaste is specially designed for infants and children to reduce exposure to fluoride. For children under two years old, just a small dot of toothpaste on the brush is enough. When two years old, you can increase a drop of a pea. This time you can start your child use a fluoride toothpaste for children eight years old. Do not forget to replace the toothbrush at least every three months.
Do not share food with your baby
Dr. Louis Amendola, dental director at the Center for Western Dental Services warns parents not to feed your child's taste. He explained that the baby was born in the oral cavity which no bacterial decay, but it really appears when someone has had a cavity (usually adults) transmitted. "Make sure your child care good care of their teeth to reduce the harmful bacteria that they can transfer to your children."
Eating for healthy teeth
Eating sugar is not good for the teeth of course, easily lead to tooth decay. But there are also foods that can help fight cavities. AAPD recommend kids can snack cheese, they demonstrated that the Swiss cheese that can stimulate the salivary glands in the mouth and protect teeth from acids and weaken them. Moreover, calcium and phosphorous found in cheese rebuilding of tooth enamel mineral.
Do not take any more drinks after brushing at night
If your child usually drink milk or juice before going to bed, "eject" the habit before it's too late. Do not allow children to drink any more drinks except water after brushing at night. Dr. Amendola warned that "serious tooth decay is to result from the oral cavity covered with juice or milk overnight, they can destroy that very quickly". safe fruits