A few years ago, I started thinking carefully about what I could do to improve my smile. I had lived with crooked, yellowed teeth for most of my adult life, and honestly, I just wanted to feel beautiful. I started thinking about working with a cosmetic dentist, and before I knew it, I was in an office getting a complimentary consultation. I learned about a variety of different procedures that could improve my look, and it was really fun. I wanted to create a blog all about making smiles more beautiful, which is why I made this website. Check out this blog for great information about dentistry.
From the time your child is born, it's important to take care of their oral hygiene, teeth and gums. Teeth can start appearing in your child's mouth at about three months old, and this starts your need to pay attention to your child's teeth and gums. As your child grows into a toddler, you will want to teach good brushing techniques, flossing, and enhance the oral care that you provide to your child with a diet of nutritious foods that help keep their teeth and gums healthy. Food does more than provide nutrients, food can also act as a mild abrasive, keeping your child's teeth cleaner in between brushing.
Brushing Your Child's Teeth Twice a Day
Establish the habit of brushing your child's teeth in the morning after breakfast and at night before bed. Your child is likely to protest brushing their teeth, but setting a good habit early will make this part of their daily routine. Have your child brush after having breakfast to remove any buildup from this early meal, and right before bed will remove particles so that your child sleeps with a clean mouth during the night.
Use Child Friendly Flossers
It's hard for children to learn how to floss their teeth, but there are now child friendly flossers available that make this job easier. Your child simply holds the small handle of the flosser, and moves the dental floss between their teeth. Even if you have to do this for your child, it's important to get them used to flossing their teeth at least one time a day.
Foods that Promote Good Oral Health
One of the best ways to take care of your child's teeth, especially when they are resistant to brushing and flossing, is through the food they eat. Crunchy fruits and vegetables, such as apples and carrots, provide a mild abrasive to the teeth. As your child is chewing, the crunchy fruits or vegetables will help clean the teeth by removing plaque and tartar buildup. While fruits and vegetables are no substitute for brushing, it will help keep your child's teeth clean. Vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables also promote gum health, and give your child the building blocks they need to grow healthy adult teeth.
Drinks that harm teeth include citrus juices that break down the enamel on your teeth, sugary sodas, and sports drinks. Water is the best drink to give your child when you want to promote good oral hygiene. For more information, contact a pediatric dentist.Share
11 August 2016