Your child’s first teeth, or baby teeth, are important. Your child’s primary teeth are vital for their dental development and their overall development. This is because teeth are a necessity for speaking, forming words, eating and acting as a placeholder for adult teeth.
If your child’s teeth are not in good condition, it could impact their development and impair their learning process at a crucial time in their life. Taking care of your child’s teeth will protect your child from tooth decay (cavities).
Tooth decay can:
Cause your child pain
Make it hard for your child to chew
Make your child embarrassed to talk or smile
Can affect your child’s permanent or adult teeth
Take simple steps to prevent tooth decay.
Most babies will get their first tooth between ages 4 months and 7 months.It is essential to implement these healthy habits .
Start cleaning your child’s teeth as soon as they come in.
Teach your child to brush 2 times a day.
Protect your child’s teeth with fluoride
Give your child healthy, low-sugar foods and drinks.
Take your child to the dentist for regular checkups.
Is Your Child’s Teeth At Risk?
Tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases. More than 4 in 10 kids have had decay in their baby teeth.
Eating and drinking lots of sugary foods and drinks puts your child at higher risk for tooth decay. But healthy habits, including brushing and flossing, can prevent tooth decay.
It’s never too Late to Take Action:
Brushing The right way matters
Start with the first tooth.
As soon as your baby’s teeth start to erupt or coming in, clean them regularly with a clean cloth or a soft children’s toothbrush with a small smear of fluoride toothpaste. Be sure to clean your baby’s teeth after feeding ,especially right before bedtime.