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Friday, January 11, 2013

Quick Facts to Improve Your Child’s Oral Health and Teeth

An important responsibility of parents is teaching their children to follow proper diet and oral care and reinforcing these lessons to minimize tooth decay and trips to the dentist. Consuming too many sugars, carbohydrates and starches leads to tooth decay when it remains on the teeth. Help your children learn and understand by following these easy tips that healthy food choices makes a significant difference:

1) Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle of formula, milk or juice
2) Prevent your children from snacking frequently to minimize bacteria and plaque growth
3) Avoid sugary, sticky and chewy foods that stick to teeth
4) Brush and rinse immediately after snacking or eating sugary, sticky and chewy foods
5) Monitor your child’s diet and include more foods that have good sources of calcium to build stronger teeth
6) Encourage your child to drink more water instead of juice and soda
7) Brush with a fluoride toothpaste and floss daily
8) Visit your family dentist regularly for check-ups to detect developing dental problems early on

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