Dental Health & Hygiene:
Taking Care of Your Child’s Teeth:
Take care of your child’s teeth with a proper dental hygiene and checkups and they might never have to deal with a cavity! Give your child the best possible start in life taking care of their dental health right from start.
Babies need oral health too! Clean your infant’s gums after each feeding with a water-soaked infant cloth. This stimulates the gum tissue and removes food. Brush your child’s teeth as soon as they come in. Use a toothbrush and a small amount of fluoridated toothpaste twice a day.
When your child turns 3, teach them about proper brushing techniques with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and a small amount of fluoridated toothpaste. When they turn 7 or 8, teach them how to gently brush and floss their own teeth, but still continue to supervise them in the evening until they are 9 to 10 years of age.
Visit your family dentist at A.Kawaiah Ortho. regularly! We’ll check for cavities and address issues with tooth developmental. Make an appointment at one of clinics today – and ask your family dentist at A.Kawaiah Ortho.
about how you can protect your child from the pain of tooth decay!
Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums During Orthodontic Treatment:
Braces, wires, bands and retainers can make ordinary brushing and flossing a challenge – encourage your young one to take care of their teeth and gums.
In addition to regular brushing, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Thread floss through the gaps between your teeth by using an archwire. After a little practice, it’s easy.
- An interdental brush can get under the braces without damaging the wires.
- Have them clean their retainer every day before and after use by brushing and rinsing.
- Keep them away from hard and sticky foods that can damage the wiring of braces.
- Sugary snacks and sweet drinks can encourage tooth decay. Encourage a healthy diet!
Talk to us at your next visit to learn more about how to encourage oral health during orthodontic treatment.