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Are your habits affecting your child's health?
Teaching your children at an early age about the importance of oral care is one of the most important things you can teach your child about hygiene. Habits start young, which is why it is important for parents to be a consistent and thorough example of optimal oral health.
Starting your child off with the right toothpaste is critical in keeping your young one’s teeth in good shape. It is important to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride which strengthens the enamel, keeping acid and sugar from penetrating it.
Another important tip for children’s oral care is to make sure they are watching their sugar and starch intake. Beverages and starchy snacks such as chips or crackers harbor both harsh acidic properties and high quantities of sugar that penetrate the enamel, weakening it for possible cavities. Research shows that children who have had cavities in their baby teeth are at a higher risk of getting cavities as an adult, so keeping close attention to your child’s oral care may help them later in life.
Lastly, to maintain your children’s oral care for optimal health, we strongly recommend flossing your children’s teeth at the age of two when their teeth have started appearing. While children can often times brush their teeth independently at the age of 6, they may have problems flossing until they reach the age of 9 or 10. Teaching your child the correct way of flossing will reinforce well-maintained habits throughout their life.
Here at Vineyard Dental, our professionals work diligently to keep your children’s oral health at its best, and to do so, we start with you. To lessen the worries about your child’s overall health, we are here to provide the best tips in keeping your child safe and without the many oral complications that tend to come from being young.
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