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Oral Care for Kids

Filed Under: Personal Care at 12:23 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak
Girl brushing teethOral hygiene is important to everyone but kids should receive extra attention for several reasons.

First, kids need to learn the importance of oral care. Parents should explain to their kids that brushing teeth properly and frequently is the best way to prevent dental caries and tooth decay. A few tips can help. Avoid snacks prior bedtime and, as a simple rule, don’t let the kids go to bed without brushing their teeth.

Second, make sure kids brush their teeth after every meal. Remember to supervise children to avoid swallowing toothpaste or mouth rinse, as it may contain fluoride, preventing gastrointestinal problems. Sugar is kids’ number one enemy when it comes to oral care.

Kids love candy, sodas, chocolate and sugary foods and cutting treats off their diets doesn’t’ generally solve the problem. Educating kids about oral care is the alternative to prevent problems. Daily tooth brushing and flossing can minimize the effects of candy on their teeth.

Teaching proper brushing is also important. Instructing kids and checking if they are brushing correctly is essential to maintain a healthy smile.

Finally, make it fun. Kids’ toothbrushes have different colors and models these days. Cars, toys, cartoon figures and much more fun types of toothbrush give parents plenty of choices. Selecting a favorite flavor for the toothpaste can also make the difference. Get strawberry flavor if your kid loves strawberry.

Healthy dental care should start early to prevent future problems. Oral care education at home is the best way to get it started.

6 Responses to “Oral Care for Kids”

  1. Kids Search says:

    This is really interesting. Thanks for the sharing.

  2. samwalker says:

    Interesting! Children are more prone to tooth decays, cavity and plaque build-up because, in most scenarios, they can’t help it themselves for lots of sugar intakes in forms of candies, chocolates and all that calls for the attention of their sweet teeth. So kids should learn form an early age, proper oral care in combating many plaque and cavity-causing food.

  3. Dentist Roseville says:

    Kids must learn how to take care of their teeth so that, when they grow up, they will have a healthy teeth and they will never regret anything.

  4. Orange Dentist says:

    Strict guidance from parents should be taken much attention. In nature, children wouldn’t be aware of their oral health for they love eating sweet candies and chocolates. They will eat what they want, but with a proper guidance of a parent they will be able to take it for a consideration it.

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