As you probably know, your dental health is an important part of having good overall health and wellness. With this being said, what is the best way to keep your oral health in order? Of course, you need to visit your dentist on a regular basis. You also need to take good care of your teeth at home and consider your dietary choices.
While practicing good oral health habits is important for yourself, it is especially critical for your children. When growing up, it is important that you help your child develop proper oral hygiene habits. If your child develops good oral hygiene practices while they are young, these practices will carry over to when they are older.
If your child develops bad hygiene habits, they will develop more cavities, which will require restorations, and their oral health will decrease. In addition to this, their hygiene habits will lack later in life and cause issues like gum disease, tooth loss, and tooth decay.
When should you start your child’s oral hygiene?
As soon as your child’s first tooth begins to break through the gum line, you should start brushing the tooth. When two or more teeth start to touch, flossing should also begin. In addition to your at-home care, you should start scheduling your child’s dental appointments for 6 months after their teeth begin to show.
Have questions about your child’s dental health?
If you have any questions about child’s dental health, or caring for your child’s teeth, feel free to schedule an appointment at Dr. Aerni’s office in Strongsville, OH.
In our next article, Dr. Aerni will offer several tips to help you get your child to brush more often. It is not always easy to get children to brush twice per day for two minutes at a time, but these tips should ease the process and help keep you child’s teeth in good shape.