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Your Child’s Oral Hygiene – Tips for Parents


Since becoming a proud dad for the first time very recently , I realized that maintaining good oral health in your precious little ones can be a real struggle!

Here are some healthy tips that encourage better dental care in children:

Tooth Friendly Foods:

  • Fruit, vegetables, cheese, lean meat and nuts are a far better and smarter choice than cookies, sweets and chips!

Try these for healthy eating habits:

  • Make healthy food convenient – a little prep work goes a long way!
  • Have healthy food in small containers in the fridge at hand when they get hungry
  • Save sugary and starch rich food for meal times. Eating these with a meal (as supposed to a snack ) reduces the formation of caries

Brushing and flossing:

  • Brush their teeth till about eight years of age, flossing till the age of 10
  • Use 2 to 3 toothbrushes and let them choose one each night
  • Let them decide whether it’s mom or da’s turn to do the brushing.

Dental Visits

  • Start dental visits from a young age – from the time the first teeth appear to no more than their first birthday.
  • Prepare them for what to expect by reading children’s books about dentist visits.

With a little creative thinking and patience your kids can enjoy taking care of their teeth through their childhood.

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