Tips on caring for oral health of children

Written by: Alicia Rocher Robaina
Edited by: Patricia Pujante Crespo

Throughout childhood children must regularly attend the expert in dentistry and stomatology to take care of your oral health but also to raise awareness about its importance.

Then they offered a number of tips Pediatric Dentistry:

Create the habit of oral health and hygiene in children

It is important to create in children the habit of oral hygiene in a fun way. Through the game can help children to be aware of the importance of having a healthy mouth, be more responsible when carrying out the tasks to maintain and, as such, do they see the visit to the dentist as a fun activity.


Avoid sugar for good oral health

It is an important point to note, because if a child takes a lot of sugar can create a dependency as an adult. As we all know, sugar causes cavities throughout life, so it is not advisable that children become fond foods with sugars.

In particular, fruit juices contain a lot of sugar, which can cause enamel erosion. So you should not let a baby sleep with a bottle of fruit juice, since the juice runs in newly erupted teeth, creating a substance that causes tooth decay and can cause premature decay.

The council of pediatric dentists is that children maintain a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, avoiding saturated fats and excess sugar in food.


Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet for oral health

It is important that children learn healthy eating habits between five and seven years as from 10 years is difficult to get them to change habits when choosing food or food, and what they like or not.

Should eat fruit and vegetables, prepared in different ways, to discover flavors. Ideally vary the way to cook vegetables: with white sauce, pureed ...


Toothbrushing and oral health

It is important brushing children 's teeth at least once a day, although it is always advisable to do so after every meal. The most important time to do it is before bedtime.

Children should get used to brush their teeth after two years, which is the age at which they leave them all teeth, more or less. If the child does not want to do it because it gives laziness it is important that parents get involved and join them.


When to start the oral health care of children

The teeth of children should be careful from rather small, about four months, when the child leaves infancy and begins to eat baby food and food. At this age born the first baby teeth and food can damage dental health from that moment until they are adults.



Edited by Patricia Crespo Pujante

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
 Alicia Rocher Robaina

By Alicia Rocher Robaina

The Ms. Rocher is a renowned expert in dentistry. With over 15 years experience in the profession has gained extensive and intensive training in various dental specialties, highlighting the Pediatric Dentistry and all problems related to oral health of infants, children and adolescents. Moreover, he has participated in numerous national congresses of the specialty papers on pediatric dentistry. Currently he is responsible for the area of ​​Pediatric Dentistry Dental Clinic Carralero.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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