National Children's Dental Health Month began as an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Did you know that the primary cause of cavities in children is the presence of bacteria in sugary foods? When these sugars mix with saliva, they form an acid that attacks tooth enamel and causes decay.
Provide a balanced diet for your children, including fresh fruits and veggies and foods that are low in sugar and starch. Avoid feeding your children sticky foods and drinks – these can easily get stuck in teeth and lead to cavities.
Make regular visits to the dentist a priority for you and your kids. This is very important for young kids who need professional cleanings and checkups every six months.
Help your child brush his or her teeth twice a day – in the morning and at night before bed. Teach them proper brushing techniques and supervise them as they brush their teeth until they are old enough to do it themselves.
Set a good example for your kids by maintaining your own oral health habits. Make sure you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Eat a healthy diet, limit your sugar intake, and visit your dentist regularly. Your kids will follow your example!
It's never too early to teach your children about the importance of maintaining good oral health habits. Here are a few tips to help them stay on track:
At Amin Taba D.D.S., we provide pediatric dental care in a fun and welcoming environment – perfect for helping children feel comfortable at the dentist's office. We can help teach them about the importance of oral hygiene so that they can have healthy smiles for life!
To learn more about our good oral care practices, visit Amin Taba D.D.S. PLLC at 5701 Northeast Bothell Way Suite 3, Kenmore, WA 98028. Call us at (425) 486-9233 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.