Tooth decay caused by a colourless sticky film of bacteria known as plaque is the most common childhood ailment. However, by taking some basic precautions, parents can help their children to avoid tooth decay altogether.
Regular visits to the dentist will keep your child’s teeth in first-rate condition for years to come. Arrange for your baby to see a dentist when he or she is about a year old and schedule further appointments every six months throughout childhood.
Oral hygiene contributes to the growth, development and self-confidence of a child. It’s easier to smile if you have perfect teeth.
– Limit sugary drinks and snacks and encourage proper dental hygiene.
– Reinforce positive behaviour by brushing and flossing your own teeth alongside your child.
– Take toddlers and children to the dentist every six months.
Good oral health habits introduced early will last a lifetime.