The Importance Of Dental Health For Children - Part 2 Of 2

Preventive care
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.

Removing plaque
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 acid that takes the minerals away from the teeth. Brushing teeth daily should not let this problem arise.

Flossing
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


without brushing their teeth. Children are more attracted towards eating sweet items like chocolates and cakes at any time of the day. As parents you may not even know it. If the child goes to bed without brushing, the entire night can prove to be a time for the bacteria to flourish inside. Brushing teeth at night can eliminate all sorts of troubles and the mouth will be fresh as well.

Tongue cleaning
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.

Eating habits
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



Article Written By abhi_bangal

I am a professional writer and also run a couple of sites on technology and blogging.

Last updated on 12-07-2016 64 0

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