If Your Child Is Small, Note Down These Oral-Care Tips For Kids
- JWB Post
- July 30, 2015
The Huffington Post has yesterday posted a blog by Lt General Vimal Arora, Chief Clinical Officer, Clove Dental. Vimal talks about why brushing your teeth twice daily isn’t enough. He even gives tips to parents to make sure their kids have healthy oral conditions.
Vimal writes, “Children need regular dental care from the age of 12 months. Dentists can remove plaque and food particles that cannot be eliminated with brushing alone, and they can also identify emerging problems that, if corrected early, can prevent the need for more invasive or expensive treatment later on.”
We second. Nobody wants to bear the pain of cavities. Ouch!
He explains, “The most common problem that we come across in practice are cavities which spread in milk teeth much faster than the permanent ones. Early detection can prevent problems such as pain, swelling and/or infection resulting in tooth extraction.”
Vimal also talks about the various dental programmes one can follow at home. He writes, “Brush twice daily but also introduce a healthy oral hygiene regimen at home, by following these simple steps:
- Limit your child’s exposure to candies, ice-creams and other sugary edibles.
- Refrain from kissing your child on the lips, which leads to transferring oral bacteria and infections to the child’s month
- Check your child’s mouth on a regular basis to identify any cavities or other developments.
- Floss at least once a day.
- Take your child to the dentist regularly from the age of 12 months.”
Sounds difficult? We agree, keeping kids away from candies and ice-cream seems a bit difficult. But this struggle is nothing infront of the struggle with pain one experiences at the dentist’s. Phew!