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Child Dental Care Tips; Benefits of Brushing Teeth Twice a Day, Rinsing Mount After Meals & More

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There are stages in life that every family will go through. When you have kids they seem to take over a lot of the scheduling that takes place. When it comes to your child’s dental care there are also stages that you will go through. When they are a baby the parents will do a lot of gum massaging. This will bring the blood closer to the surface and that is good for the oral health of your children. The next stage is when the teeth start to come in and you need to make sure that the teeth are brushed with a soft bristle brush. You also need to make sure that as they grow you take their oral health seriously and look for ways to make sure they have good hygiene. When the kids hit elementary school they are likely going to take on the majority of the oral care themselves. There are some tips that you can give them and use to help give them a leg up. Smile Reef outlines what you can do to increase your elementary age kids oral health.

Benefits of Brushing Teeth Twice a Day

Most people know that when you go to the dentist they are going to ask you if you are brushing twice a day. This is because you want to make sure that this is the habit that is created even at a young age. You want to have a good toothbrush that your child can use and a routine that they follow so that they do not forget to brush every day. They need to get in this routine and not just doing a quick brush but giving their teeth brushing the time and attention that they deserves. Some tips are to give them a timer they can use or have them start a song they love to listen to while they are brushing. This is a great way to ensure they are brushing for a long enough time.

Rinse Mouth After Every Meal

Most parents send their kids out to school for hours each and every day. They are also having a meal during the school day and that is why you want to give them the tools to rinse. If they are not able to take a toothbrush to clean their teeth after a meal they should at minimum rinse out their mouth when they are done. The water is a great way to wash over the debris that might be left on the teeth from their meal.

Pack Water Bottle in Lunch Box

Packing your kids lunch have become a science for most moms. Some kids love a sandwich while others would prefer a salad or a wrap. Most moms also know what snacks and chips they love and of course the juice drink. The problem is that the juice has tons of sugar that is bad for your kids teeth. It is better to pack up your kids lunches with a bottle of water to replace any sugary drinks they might try to take.

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Common Causes of Child Toothache & Pain; Cavities, Teeth Eruption, Chipped Tooth & More

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When it comes to kids healthcare there are many aspects you have to think about. Of course you want them to be growing and developing at a normal rate but you also want them to not have to suffer as well. There is no way to avoid all pain and trouble that your child may have to go through. One area of your child’s health that you want to make sure you are aware of and on top of is their oral health. Your child will go through many stages when it comes to their oral health from getting baby teeth to losing them and gaining their adult teeth. They also will have to see the dentist on a regular basis just like everyone else. One part of the child’s oral health is that they will potentially have a toothache or something that causes some pain in their mouth. Smile Reef outlines what might cause a toothache in your child’s mouth.

Cavity in Toddlers

You want to make sure you do what you can to protect your child’s teeth and mouth. This is the best thing you can do to avoid any type of pain but that does not mean that it will not still happen. One of the most common reasons a child is brought to the dentist with tooth pain is due to a cavity. The cavity is when the tooth has been damaged and the bacteria is eating away the tooth’s enamel. The cavity will often start to create pain in the child’s mouth when it has started to get larger and potentially hit the nerve. The pain is something that can cause trouble for the child and make it hard for them to function. You want to make sure you have the teeth checked regularly to avoid pain but if it happens you need to see the dentist right away. If you allow the cavity to get out of hand it could lead to tooth removal.

Baby & Permanent Teeth Eruption

You may not realize it but your baby is not the only one that is getting new teeth and going through the pain of teething. Kids over time will continue to gain teeth such as their molars. They also will lose the baby teeth and then the adult teeth have to come in. This can many times lead to pain at that might feel a lot like a toothache. The pain is something that can sometimes last a few days and usually will subside all on its own. You want to talk to the dentist about ways to reduce the pain of teething.

Chipped Tooth

Kids seem to be very active and can be found running around playing sports, riding bikes and more. These are all the kinds of activities that can lead to a chipped or broken tooth. The tooth can be chipped and start to cause some pain that you want to make sure you have looked at. The child may not even realize that they damaged a tooth.

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