Summer is approaching!
Many parents provide unhealthy foods to their child; such as candies, and soft drinks, which is mostly consumed by your children during holidays and gathering with friends. In that time they are more susceptible to have dental decay or dental caries.
Here are some important tips need to be taken into consideration:
- Dental decay is a breakdown of tooth structure due to acids made by bacteria which might be painful if it goes deeply.
- Besides; early dental checkup will likely prevent teething troubles to happen and helps maintains their primary “milky” and permanent teeth as healthy as possible.
- The first dental visit should be within the age of 6-12 Months, as the first tooth erupt, and make regular visits to your dentist every six months.
- Likewise, as the first tooth erupts the child should start to use a small soft toothbrush.
- Supervise your children below 7 years old while brushing by applying smear layer amount of toothpaste with instructing them about the correct movement of the brush and to prevent swallowing the toothpaste.
- In addition; brushing two times a day for two minutes is advised. One of them should be before bedtime to remove all sugar contents and food remnants.
- Start flossing your child’s teeth once there is contact between teeth and try to keep it as a habit from a younger age with continuous development in the dentition.
At last, here are the main potential treatment if your child is high caries risk:
- Fissure sealants can be applied to the vulnerable pits and fissures in the permanent dentition.
- Professional fluoride varnish can be applied by the dentist in intervals of 6 months.
- It is better to limit giving the child certain foods and snacks which contains high amounts of sugar and acids to meal time. Avoid giving them any meals before bedtime at least 30 minutes.
- Provide the child with food that might increase saliva production Food instead of cariogenic food such as cheese, milk products, some fruits as apple and many others.
- Don’t forget to check your child’s teeth in our center, and we will be glad to assist you.