|Dentistry for Kids
Your kids do not have to feel uneasy while visiting the dentist. Your children's mouth changes as they develop, and good oral hygiene habits and preventive dentistry will benefit your child's life. To avoid cavities, make sure your child sees our pediatric dentist on a regular basis for general dental exams and professional dental cleanings. Children's dentistry ensures that your children's teeth are healthy and properly aligned. Visit Frankart Family Dental to schedule an appointment for your child's dental examination.
Preventing Dental Caries in Children
If your children do not clean their teeth on a daily basis, they will develop cavities. As a parent, it is your responsibility to instill healthy oral hygiene habits in your children. These include showing them how to brush their teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Brushing should begin as soon as your child develops their first tooth. You should purchase a toothbrush that is appropriate for your child. This should be a toothbrush that is small enough for them to comfortably handle, with soft bristles.
In addition, ensure your child uses fluoride toothpaste as it helps to prevent dental caries. Also, make sure your kids are taking fluoride supplements to strengthen their enamel. This is because acids and other toxins cannot penetrate harder enamel. Drinking fluoridated water is also a source of fluoride. Despite the various advantages of fluoride, excessive use can cause tooth discoloration. Before giving your children any supplement, it is commendable to consult with our dentist in regard to the amount they need.
Types of Food to Avoid
Parents and guardians should know that not all foods are ideal for their children's teeth, as some can do more harm than good. If you want to maintain good dental health for your child, try to limit the intake of certain foods. These include sugary foods and drinks like juices. They can erode your child's enamel and cause dental caries. After eating any sweets, make sure your child brushes their teeth right away. This will help get rid of any sugars that may have remained on their teeth. In addition, eating healthy and nutritious foods will play a significant role in ensuring your child's teeth grow stronger.
When your child's teeth have developed fully, the dentist can apply a dental sealant (a thin coating of resin) to their back teeth to avoid tooth decay. Bacteria cannot settle on the tooth because of the covering. However, even after applying the sealant, make sure your youngster brushes and flosses their teeth regularly. Chewing gum is also appropriate for older children because they help freshen breath, strengthen the jaw, eliminate food particles, and, most significantly, generate saliva.
Regular Dental Exams
Through routine dental exams, you can help prevent cavities in your children. During dental exams, our pediatric dentist will inspect the teeth and gums of your child to ensure that they are healthy and in good condition. If the dentist discovers a problem, they will recommend dental care based on the severity of the condition and your child's oral health needs. Visit Frankart Family Dental to learn more about pediatric dentistry. Call us today at (513) 809-1366 to schedule a dental exam and cleaning for your child.
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