Have you heard that kids are safe from cavities for the first few years? Sadly, this isn’t completely true. You see, about 40% of children have to deal with tooth decay between the ages of two and eleven. Furthermore, 28% of children between two and five will have at least one cavity. Luckily, there are several things you could do to keep your kid’s teeth healthy.
As you might know, brushing and flossing are extremely important parts of protecting your oral health. Your children will also need to keep their teeth healthy. You see, when you brush your child’s pearly whites, you’ll need to buy a toothbrush that fits in your child’s mouth well. If the brush doesn’t fit well, you could struggle to move the brush around their mouth. Similarly, if your little one’s brush doesn’t fit well in your kid’s mouth, they might not be very cooperative when it’s time to brush—which could make the entire process less enjoyable.
Aside from brushing and flossing, you should remember to floss your child’s teeth after they’ve started to touch. Of course, you’ll also need to limit the amount of processed foods your child eats if you’re hoping to protect their oral health. We usually suggest following a balanced diet that has plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in it.
If you’re interested in hearing more about coping with your little one’s teeth in San Antonio, Texas, please don’t hesitate to give Dentistry for Children a call at 210-432-1510. Our dentist, Dr. William D. Steinhauer, and our team will gladly examine your child’s teeth and give you specific advice. We look forward to meeting with you!