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Why Good Dental Health Is Important On All Children

Updated on August 20, 2016
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ICU Nurse in Children's Ward which was an exciting and challenging career. As a mother of two I look forward to sharing my experiences.

Your Child's Oral Health

Whether it is your infant's first grin or your toddler's first tooth you adore your youngster's grin and you need to do all that you can to ensure its development. For a great deal of parents that is easier said than done. A look into most parents schedule recounts the story. Between assisting with homework and different exercises most parents never have sufficient energy to brush their kids' teeth and contemplating their general oral well being accordingly most parents urge their kids to brush frequently and seek for the best dental practitioner they can.

What does the tooth fairy do with all those teeth?
What does the tooth fairy do with all those teeth? | Source

What's The Big Deal About Baby Teeth

Unfortunately, many parents think that they do not need to be concerned about baby teeth because they are just going to fall out anyway. It can be tempting to think that only the permanent ones matter. But broken and missing or cavity filled baby teeth can lead to a host of serious problems for those permanent teeth waiting in the wings. Baby teeth serve important functions:

  • Help children chew healthy foods, therefore, providing nutrition.
  • Help make speech possible.
  • Aid in the normal development of jaw bones and facial muscles.
  • Add to an attractive appearance.
  • Reserve space for the permanent teeth and help guide them into position.
  • While some baby teeth last for only four or five years those back primary teeth hang in a while longer sometimes until the child is up to twelve years.

Why Great Dental Well Being Is Imperative For All Kids

Your youngster's oral well being is more vital than you may understand. Oral well being can offer indications about general health. Issues with our mouths can influence whatever is left of our bodies. While it sounds far-fetched untreated teeth can prompt excruciating pain and here and there even deadly contamination. Your kid's teeth can endure a certain amount of biting and nail-gnawing or soccer ball knock. You may definitely realize that teeth are not principally made of bones. You may understand in any case that the portion of teeth over the gum line is made of various materials than what's found underneath the gums. Think about your tooth as ice there is significantly more to it than you can see with your eyes.

Children at this age are beginning to exert their independence and be in control, brushing their teeth is no different.
Children at this age are beginning to exert their independence and be in control, brushing their teeth is no different. | Source

Do Mouth Rinses Help Prevent Cavities?

Several different types of fluoride mouth rinse are available over the counter without a prescription. Frequency of the use of mouth rinses ranges from daily to weekly. Talk to your child's dentist about the use of fluoride and mouth rinse especially if your child drinks fluoridated water, and when should your child stop using a pacifier.

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Dental Effects From Pacifiers

Dental effects from pacifier use are generally reversible and unlikely to long term problem if a child stops using the pacifier and to break the habit before the permanent teeth erupt and well before baby teeth start getting loose by the age of two.

  • The top front teeth slant out an overbite or open bite.
  • The bottom front teeth tilt in.
  • The upper and lower jaws are misaligned.
  • The roof of the mouth is narrower side to side or cross bite.

Broken, missing, or cavity-filled baby teeth can lead to a host of serious problems for those permanent teeth waiting in the wings.
Broken, missing, or cavity-filled baby teeth can lead to a host of serious problems for those permanent teeth waiting in the wings. | Source

My Child Dislikes Brushing

Children at this age are beginning to exert their independence and be in control brushing their teeth is no different. Here are a few tips to encourage a lifetime of good dental health.

  • Let your child pick out her supplies including toothbrushes and floss.
  • Take your child to the store to pick out her favorite characters or they will be more interested in brushing if they are involved from the beginning.
  • Today there are many options for power toothbrushes including kid-friendly inexpensive disposable ones that you throw out after a few months once the battery power is gone.
  • Brush as a family so your child can mimic good tooth-brushing and flossing habits. If your child sees you doing it she will want to join too.
  • Maintain a schedule. Children like to know exactly what to expect if you stick to a routine with regular tooth brushing times.
  • It will become a part of the child's day minimizing the chance for complaints or conflicts.

What should I Say About The Tooth Fairy

Most children understand that even the tooth fairy makes mistakes gets too busy to retrieve every tooth. Some family lies add a little bit of extra such as a late tooth fairies neglect. What does the tooth fairy do with all those teeth? There is no consensus. Some parents suggest that the tooth turns into the surprise left under the pillow while others describe how the tooth fairy's minions collect teeth then neatly label them and file them away in a museum in a castle inhabited by the tooth fairy and her helpers. Still, others tell their children that she makes them into beautiful fairy jewelry or that the old baby teeth get recycled for new babies.

Tooth Brushing For Kids

The bones of a child's face also grow during this period. The jawbone needs to grow to accommodate thirty-two permanent teeth in place of twenty baby teeth. In fact, the jaw grows at a faster rate than the rest of the face eventually measuring up to one-third the size of the face. If the jaw does not grow sufficiently, crowding or impacted teeth may result. An orthodontist can help address these.

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