Adult teeth are capable of enduring minor oral illnesses without taking severe damage to the teeth and gums. Children, however, can not endure oral diseases since their teeth are not strong enough and are easy for cavities to penetrate.
The first step you can take to protect your child’s oral health is to teach them how to brush their teeth. In the beginning, hold your child’s hand and guide them. Once they begin brushing their teeth on their own, supervise them. Some parents do not supervise their children when they brush their teeth. If you do not watch your child, your child may not use the correct technique for brushing his teeth, which may further endanger their teeth. Next, make sure that your child brushes their teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Your child will need to use fluoride toothpaste for a maximum cleanse.
You will also need to have your child visit the dentist after their first birthday. Dental checkups should take place every six months. An early dental visit helps the child get familiar with dental processes. As a result, the child will not be afraid to visit the dentist when they are old. So, the sooner you bring your child for his first visit, the better experience you will have in your later visits.
It is essential to protect your child’s oral health while they are still an infant. Make sure that your child stays away from chocolates as well since they are harmful to oral health.
At Smiles on Greatwood Dentistry. We have a dental specialist experienced in dealing with children, our team of dentists is always happy to guide you towards protecting your child’s oral health. Do not hesitate to call us at 281-937-7530 or schedule your child’s first visit.