Dental Health & Hygiene for Kids

  • By Family Dental Centres
  • 21 Feb, 2017
little girl brushing dental hygiene
Many parents fail to pay the required attention to the oral health & hygiene of their children. They don’t know that poor dental health can have a negative effect  on many developmental factors that contribute to the kid's overall well-being. Of course, they are baby teeth and will eventually fall out, but it is not to be forgotten that they help your child in biting and chewing food, and speaking clearly and that dental decay in your child’s teeth can adversely affect permanent teeth and cause future dental problems. Some dental problems, especially rotting teeth can affect the confidence of a child as they enter into adulthood, which could negatively impact on their career development.

Start looking after your baby’s oral health at an early stage

Why wait for your child’s first teeth to grow? You should maintain the oral hygiene of your child at an early stage. Remove plaque from the kid's mouth every day to avert the risks of Early Childhood Tooth Decay (ECTD) .

Procedure for Cleaning an Infant’s Mouth

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Clean Infant teeth
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  • Be equipped with a soft, damp cloth.
  • Wrap the wet cloth around your index finger.
  • Softly wipe the infant's gums from back to front, rubbing them and taking away any milk residue.
  • Follow these steps at least two times a day.
  • As soon as teeth erupt, you can start cleaning the teeth with a small, soft and wet toothbrush.
Teach Proper Oral Care to YourChild
If your child can write his or her name, by this time, he/she is ready to be able to brush his/her teeth on his/her own. Teach your kid proper oral care  at a young age. This is no less than an investment in his or her oral health that will pay lifelong dividends. Encourage good oral care by brushing your teeth along with your kid and letting them select their own cute toothbrush. Help your child in removing all the plaque that is accumulated on his/her teeth.

To lessen the risk of getting cavities, ensure your young ones tick all the following boxes:

  • Tooth Brushing- Your kid’s teeth need to be cleaned very well every day. After breakfast and before going to bed, your kid must brush his/her teeth. It would be very helpful if you make brushing teeth fun for your kid .

  • Fluoride Toothpaste - Fluoride re-mineralises your child’s teeth and prevents cavities. Your child must brush with an accepted fluoride toothpaste to remove plaque.

  • Brushing Technique - So, what exactly is the right brushing motion? Is it up and down, back and forth, or around in circles? Well, the direction really doesn’t matter, the right technique does. Brushing in a smaller, circular motion is recommended. And, the correct method is to clean each tooth carefully, top and bottom, inside and out. Make sure your child cleans the tongue with a toothbrush or a tongue scraper.
  • Flossing - At age 4, you should begin flossing your kid’s teeth. At age 8, he is ready to floss for himself. Flossing will help your child in getting rid of food particles and plaque that is trapped between the teeth and under the gumline.  
  • The Right Diet - Your young one should eat a well-balanced diet  that includes fruits and vegetables and limits sticky sugar foods.
  • Dental Visits - Visit the Dentist every 6 months to ensure optimum dental health. Early detection of any dental problems is advisable.

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