Children remain at a high risk of tooth decay and other dental problems. Various oral problems can develop in a child as soon as the first tooth comes in. This not only creates problems while eating but also disturbs the speech of the child.
Main reason for tooth decay or other dental problems is bacteria in mouth. These bacteria feed on sugars and produce acids that spoil and decay the tooth enamel. Prevention is always better than cure. So, all we need is just a set of expert tips that can protect our children against dental risks.
This blog discusses a few ways suggested by Dr. Shipra Agrawal and Dr. Rohit Agrawal that are exclusively helpful in preventing oral problems among children of all age groups. Dr. Shipra Agrawal (MDS)is an Endodontist at the Agrawal Hospital and Research Institute. She specializes in the field of Cosmetic dentistry & Smile designing. She is also working as Associate Professor at a dental college and has trained many postgraduate students also.
Dr. Rohit Agrawal (MDS) is a Dental Implantologist & LASER Surgeon currently giving his services at the Agrawal Hospital and Research Institute. With an experience of more than 2000 Successful Dental implants.
For children in age group of 1-3 years, dental hygiene should be given a firm concern. Their gums need to get wiped with a soft cloth twice a day, before first feed and after the last feed.
Brushing should commence just after the first tooth grows. For this purpose, small and gentle brushes should be taken that are soft on baby’s tooth. This brushing is required to be practiced with normal water only and no toothpaste or any other solution should be applied.
The kid must undergo a complete dental check-up as soon as he turns one. This check-up is essential to examine whether the gums are free from all infections or not.
After a proper growth of milk teeth takes place, regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste (twice a day) should start.
Children need to develop a regular habit of mouth-rinsing whenever they eat something. Rinsing removes the food particles that get trapped in teeth and allows production of bacterial acids.