The most important aspect of oral hygiene for children is to take care of your child’s teeth from the first months of their life. If their milk teeth are healthy, there is a bigger chance for stronger, healthier permanent teeth. The following are just some of the many benefits of investing in your child’s oral health.
Establishing Important Habits
Even though a child’s primary teeth will be replaced by permanent ones, parents should still begin teaching their child good dental habits from a young age. A child who learns how to care for his/her teeth early in life will be more likely to practice good oral hygiene later on in life, resulting in fewer dental problems down the road.
This is one of the most important aspects of dental care for children. Oral issues such as dental cavities can expose a child’s body to a host of other germs. When inhaled through the mouth, such germs can enter the bloodstream directly via sores in the mouth. By practicing good oral hygiene and visiting the dentist regularly, your child’s mouth will be healthier, protecting him or her from other physical ailments
Dental caries are a common health problem for many children. Such cavities can make eating difficult or even make it hard for your child to concentrate in school and enjoying their activities. However, through proper toothbrushing and flossing techniques and seeing the dentist at regular intervals, the incidence of cavities in your child will be reduced, preventing many sources of dental pain.
Saves Money Over Time
Corrective surgery is extremely expensive which is why, at Macleod Trail Dental, our dentists’ take a preventative approach to your child’s dental health. Preventing oral issues through brushing, flossing and regular dentist visits will be far less costly than having to deal with caries, gum disease and the tooth loss that come from poor dental practices.
Remember, your child is always watching you! Parents with good oral habits set an example for children to follow. As soon as your baby is born you should begin caring for his/her gums and emerging teeth. It only takes a few minutes a day but it will lead to a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles.