We might have heard innumerable times in our lives that ‘Prevention is better than cure’. It seems to hold a lot of true when one is suffering from any sort of uneasiness. If the right kind of preventive steps are used, it would not be difficult in maintaining a healthy oral hygiene.
Bad and untimely eating habits can easily build plaque on the child’s teeth. Plaque is the yellow sticky coat on the teeth and the gums. They are the bacteria in the plaque that convert the carbohydrates from the food, especially quicker from sweet food, into
The decaying food is one of the main culprits that cause scores of problems in oral hygiene. Flossing is an effective answer for this trouble. Flossing can effectively remove the plaque as well as any food particles that remain stuck between the teeth. Flossing makes the space between two teeth vacant, thus completely diminishing the problems caused tooth decay. If you have to carry out flossing on your kid, make sure the dentist you visit can work with kids warmly.
Brushing before going to bed
Parents are always heard advising their kids to brush their teeth before retiring to bed. It is very important that kids do not sleep
Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing the teeth. If your tongue is not cleaned as it should be, it will easily invite a gathering of the bacteria. This crowd of bacteria generates bad breath as well as the white-yellow coating on the tongue. Tongue cleaning also gets rid of the fungi and any dead cells that may have formed inside the mouth.
Wrong eating habits in their kids, is another thing parents need to look after. Eating too hot or too cold food items can easily damage the sensitive teeth. Consuming hot and/or cold food without leaving enough time in between can cause dental worries.
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN DECEMBER 2012