Tooth Decay is the most chronic and common childhood disease. Did you know that is FIVE TIMES more COMMON THAN ASTHMA and SEVEN TIMES MORE COMMON THAN FEVER, but tooth problems are ignored till the time it doesn’t start paining.
We have put together commonly believed myths when it comes to children’s oral health and our aim is to help bust these myths.
- Milk teeth will eventually fall and therefore have no impact on child’s health
- A dental visit is painful and uncomfortable
- A dental visit is costly
- Unattended caries and infection in milk teeth can lead to malformed, decayed and weaker permanent teeth.
Infection in milk teeth can also affect child’s ability to chew food and thereby impact overall health and nutrition.
- With advances in technology and specialists doing the treatment, treatment processes at Dent Ally are pain free .At Dent Ally, we use the latest and most advanced technology and with only specialists doing the treatment, the treatment is pain free for children.
- Dental visit becomes costly only when it is delayed and oral health is neglected.
Research has found that oral health is closely tied to the overall health of our entire body, so making sure that our children have the best oral health care can not only ensure that they have great smiles, but ensure they are protected from the negative effects of poor oral health which could affect other parts of the body as well.
Developing good oral hygiene is the first line of defense against many common dental issues, such as plaque, gum disease, bad breath and cavities.
There are many things that parents can do to help their children maintain a healthy mouth with strong teeth and gums. We have listed them out below for your reference:
- Begin good oral health habits as soon as your baby’s teeth are visible. Start by using a washcloth/finger brush to gently clean your children’s teeth and gums.
- Teach your children to brush all surfaces of their teeth for two minutes, twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Assist your children until they are able to brush by themselves.
- Make oral hygiene fun by letting your children choose their kid-friendly toothbrush and toothpaste in their favorite color, character, or flavor. We at Dent Ally provide these to our patients and teach children the right tooth brushing technique. We have seen a significant improvement in the oral health of these children.
- Ensure regular visits to the dentist for check-ups. A common myth is that you should visit a dentist only when there is pain. Pain is usually the last sign that the tooth can give you. So, don’t avoid dental visits for your child.
A child who learns to care for his or her teeth early in life will be more likely to practice good hygiene habits later in life which will result in fewer dental problems.