How to Protect Your Kids from Dental Problems?

August 11, 2017 by Dr. Shrenik Parmar0

The beautiful smile on your child is priceless and you should help remain it intact. There is a lot you can do to take care of those pearly whites. Taking care of your precious one’s teeth is very important right from the time they start getting their first milk teeth to the permanent ones. If not properly taken care of it can develop into serious dental problems which can be very bad for the child.

Fortunately taking care of your precious one’s dental hygiene is not that difficult. With some alertness, you can achieve it. Of course, there are various treatments available at orthodontists and dentists which can help prevent tooth problems.

As they say, “prevention is better than cure“.

Follow the below simple guidelines to help your child have a great dental health-

  • Instill the importance of brushing

This should be from the time kids start understanding and can do small things on their own. You get baby toothbrushes easily available in the market. They are gentle on the gums and can get the job done easily. Tell them how brushing will be beneficial for them and can protect against germs. Children dental care is of utmost importance and starts from regular brushing.

  • Develop healthy habits

Yes, this is quite a task. While infants and toddlers don’t really have a sweet tooth, older children typically between the age group of 4-10 are likely to binge eat. And for parents, it’s a daunting task all-together, since children can be a real pain when stopped from eating their favorite food especially junk food. So what’s the solution? Decide a day where they can eat their favorite food. Remind them to thoroughly rinse off after eating.

If possible restrict or eliminate the use of

  1. Sugar
  2. Candy
  3. Desserts and Pastries
  4. Sugared beverages
  • Gums are important

Children do get gum problems and if left untreated or ignored can have serious consequences. Keep the plague under control. Why are gums important? Gums have the important job of protecting the bones which hold your teeth in place.

  • Use a good toothpaste

When looking for a tooth always checks that the toothpaste is recommended by the Indian Dental Association. Also for brushing purposes use only a pea-sized amount on the toothbrush. Remember children should not swallow excess toothpaste after brushing.

  • Regularly schedule a visit at your pediatric dentist

We know that your little one doesn’t like a visit to a doctor forget to visit a dentist. But it’s important. We sincerely hope that your child’s teeth are in fine condition but if it is not and some problem is overlooked it can develop into a serious problem later on in life. Detecting early teeth problems can be a lot beneficial to your child so that the dentist can recommend some treatment for the same.

Dental checkups are a must for your child to have a great dental hygiene. Want to give the best dental treatment for your child by a pediatric dentist in Pune? Contact Dental Sphere, dental clinic in Pune.

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