Good Reasons To Smile
A healthy mouth and teeth are an important part of a child’s wellness. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile. What’s more, a good diet is essential for a child’s growth and development.
It is generally recommended that a child be seen by a dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months after his or her first tooth comes in. This visit gives your child an opportunity to meet the dentist in a non-threatening and friendly way.
Sometimes people wonder whether there is a need to look after a child’s first teeth since they fall out anyway. However, we all want healthy looking teeth as adults and that starts with having healthy teeth as children.
Monkey see, monkey do ! Keep a family brushing schedule, and make it a habit to brush with your little one — seeing a parent brush regularly reinforces oral hygiene lessons.
Brush 2min2x Help your kids brush their teeth 2min2x — 2 minutes each time, twice a day — for healthier teeth, good breath, fewer cavities, and to avoid painful dental problems. The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives recommends that you help or watch over your kids’ brushing until they’re 8.