Oral Health Care in Children

Unfortunately some people are of the opinion that young teeth fall out eventually and therefore don’t require regular cleaning and dentistry check-ups. However, it is incredibly important for kids to start taking care of their oral health at a young age to ensure they build good oral health care habits that will last them a lifetime. It is also important to note that oral health care isn’t just in relation to teeth. Gums, cheeks and the tongue play a big role in overall oral health care, and unlike teeth, children won’t be losing these.

It is never too late to start taking better care of your oral hygiene. Even adults can take the time to stop, and evaluate how seriously they take their oral health. After all, oral health is about so much more than just a straight white smile.

Why is oral health important?

Oral health care is important for a number of reasons;

  • Teeth – protect your teeth from bacteria and plaque, reduce the risk of cavities forming
  • Gums – gum health is incredibly important. Gums protect the deeper, more vulnerable area of your teeth and if not looked after can cause issues. Gum disease is one of the most common gum issues that can affect the teeth and the bones.
  • Jaw alignment – an aligned jaw makes chewing easier and can also reduce the risk of developing arthritic issues in the jaw at a later stage. An aligned jaw can also reduce headaches and snoring.
  • Bad breath – looking after your oral health can reduce or eliminate bad breath.
  • Aesthetics – a beautiful white smile, keeping on top of oral health care keeps the teeth squeaky clean.
  • And more!

What can I be doing to promote good oral health in myself

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day
  2. Use fluoridated toothpaste to strengthen your tooth’s surface
  3. Floss your teeth every single day
  4. Check your diet for sugary and acidic food, too many can be causing decay between your teeth
  5. Visit your dentist regularly for a deeper clean and to catch any minor issues before they become bigger, more expensive ones.

Come visit us today at either of our three clinics if you feel your oral health is fading in you or your children.