Kids and children require assistance in dental care practice until it becomes their habit. It is the responsibility of the parent to take care of their dental care regime.
Listed below are best practices that can help your child maintain good dental health.
Brush, floss, and visit the dentist
Your child’s teeth begin developing before birth. By the time their first birthday rolls around, they should have all 20 of their baby teeth. These teeth are extremely important to the development of their adult dentition.
These baby teeth help your child:
• Learn to speak clearly, since speaking requires the tongue, lips, and teeth to move in coordination
• Chew food properly, which allows for adequate digestion
• Establish good oral hygiene habits
• Have a smile that is healthy and well-aligned
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many different foods and water. It helps build strong teeth in children by remineralizing weak enamel, or covering teeth with a thin layer of mineral to make teeth more resistant to decay. Dr. Bowman will take measures to ensure that your child does not swallow too much fluoride.
Healthy eating habits
– Avoid frequent snacking.
– Limit sugary beverages, such as juice, soda, and flavored milk.
– Encourage your child to eat a balanced diet.
– Have your child brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day.
Dental sealants are a plastic resin coating that is applied to the chewing surface of the back teeth. The back teeth are the most vulnerable to decay because food and bacteria can easily become trapped in their deep grooves. However, although sealants are a very effective preventative measure against decay, they still require proper care.
Tooth-friendly sports equipment
Many sports require the use of mouthguards. These pieces of equipment protect your child’s teeth, gums, and jaws from trauma and injury.
When choosing an oral appliance for your child, it’s best to ask your dentist for recommendations. An oral appliance that fits incorrectly will not protect your child’s teeth properly.
To learn more about how to floss your teeth correctly, call Most Dental at (702) 871-0304 or visit us at 6392 W Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146.