The biggest concern of most parents is their child's general well-being, including their oral hygiene and overall health. The care of your child's teeth and gums begins with you. And you can set them on the right path for a lifetime of excellent oral hygiene.
Kids should be taught to brush their teeth twice a day - after breakfast, and before bedtime. Not just the front teeth but also their side and back teeth should be brushed thoroughly. If required, take instructions from the dentist on correct brushing techniques. A brush with soft bristles should be chosen, and it should be changed once in three months.
Flossing the teeth is also critical in keeping them healthy. The dental floss can be slipped between each tooth and along the gumline gently once a day. The floss helps get rid of food that gets stuck between the teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach it, no matter how well you brush.
They are holes that form in your teeth. The cavities can occur when the bacteria build up in your mouth. The sugar content in food and drinks turns into acid, which can eat away at your teeth. Cavities are pretty common in children as they consume a lot of sugar content. Every member of your family should take good care of their teeth to prevent cavities. Pregnant women who have cavities can pass the cavity-causing bacteria to unborn babies, infants, and children.