Most people take for granted that kids do not need to have their dental formula taken care of. It is mythical that kids are not able to contract dental decays as their milk teeth have to fall out anyway to make way for permanent teeth. This is the fallacy any responsible parent would wish to think of. The necessity to see to it that your kids have good dental habit is very cardinal to safeguard your child from baby bottle tooth decay. Kids having good dental habits are health and lively, for teeth decay is something that affects the comfort of both the child and the parents.
It is imperative that the dental health of the child is given a priority in the family.
The first few days after birth, the baby’s mouth has to be regularly cleaned by wiping the gums gently with a moist sponge or soft clean cloth. This will enable the child’s gums to be bacteria free so that, as the first teeth appear at age of between 6 to 14 months, there would be no contact to decay due to plaque.
A child whose age is below 3 years must have their dental health taken care by parents or care-givers by brushing regularly their teeth with a tooth paste which has fluoride. Fluoride is very essential element in teeth strengthening and helps the teeth to withstand acid attack. Fluoride also discourages opaque formation on teeth. It is recommended that such brushing should be done at least twice a day. Asa parent, one should supervise the child’s brush in order to monitor that the right amount of tooth paste is applied and mostly as directed by a dental physician.
Children whose age is between 3 to 6 years also must brush their teeth regularly, and should be done in the morning and evening before bed time A small amount of fluoride induced tooth-paste should be used on their brushes to avoid the excess swallowing of fluoride.
When the child is above 6 years, he should be taught how to use the brush and the amount of tooth paste advisable to use The child should also be encouraged to start flossing in order to remove plaque and bacteria where the brush can not be able to reach as this will help with the prevention of tooth decay and bacteria accumulation.
Asa parent seeing to it that kids have good dental habits, one should discourage the children from eating sugary snacks for they are not good to dental. Snacks are full of starch which has in its composition a lot of sugar. This sugar accumulation in the mouth of a kid enables the bacteria to manufacture acids which are able to dissolve the tooth enamel and cause its decay.