Did you know that the most common childhood disease isn?t asthma, obesity diabetes or allergies? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has identified tooth decay as the number one chronic childhood condition and it is completely preventable.
Good Oral Health for Children
The foundation for a beautiful smile begins with consistent dental care at home. This includes brushing and flossing on a regular basis. The best methods of brushing and flossing for children depend a great deal on their age.
Babies can have their teeth brushed with specially designed brushes made specifically for them using fluoride free toothpaste until the age of three. Children should have their teeth brushed twice a day with a pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste as soon as they are able to spit out the excess and refrain fr
It would certainly be nice if your kids were enthusiastic about the latest in pediatric dental care, and were on board with you helping them develop solid oral hygiene practices and habits. But the truth is, kids tend to resist it as much as they can, and its up to the parents to try to make sure the dental hygienist isn’t disappointed the next time you go to see the pediatric dentist.
Indeed, kids oral health is actually a much bigger problem than you might have realized. About one in every four kids has never been to the dentist