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Babies are a bundle of joy in every home. They bring laughter, fun and enjoyment to every household with their cute innocent activities. But, what happens when they start crying due to tooth pain or a cavity? This may surprise you, but cavities and bad breath are really popular in toddlers. And as they are still very young to take of their oral health on their own, it is up to you as a parent to do the essential remedies to assist them fight cavities and stinky breaths.
If we particularly talk about bad breath in toddlers then it can be caused due to various different factors. It may be due to buildup of cavity and tartar, poor oral hygiene, throat infection or dehydration. Use of pacifiers and thumb sucking can also add in toddler's bad breath. To fight this and more oral problems, it is important that you take care of their proper dental health and use tips to prevent foul-smelling breath and cavities in your bundle of joy.
Dental care of a little one begins with the appearance of the first tooth. Cleaning teeth as well as gums with water, two times in a day especially after feeding is recommended.
If your bundle of joy is 2 years old or above then you should teach him or her the correct method of brushing. However, until the age of 6, kids find it hard to brush their teeth properly, so supervising them is essential. Use toothbrush with soft bristles with pea-sized children's toothpaste because too much fluoride is harmful.
Always tell your kid to rinse teeth after drinking artificial fruit juice and soda drinks and after eating chocolate and candy, because the sugar content is sweetened products increases the process of decay and causes cavities.
Take proper care of your kid's diet. You should give them diet containing vegetables and fruits. Also, maintain the optimum amount of water intake.
If your child is active in sports, make sure he wears a mouth-guard; this will help in avoiding sports related injuries.
Restrict the sugar intake of your child to decrease the chances of tooth decay. Do not leave a feeding bottle filled with juice or milk stuck in their mouth when they are sleeping. As already said, the sugar present in these drinks will aid in teeth decay.
Regular dental checkups are also important. A lot of people think that visiting a dentist is not necessary when their children are young. This might sound surprising, but children often start getting cavities even before they are 4 years old. According to AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) almost 40-50% of kids are diagnosed with dental decay before the age of 2. Thus, it is recommended that every child sees a dentist by their 1st birthday.
Prioritize dental health of your kid by asking your pediatric dentist about preventive measures and treatments for cavities.
For more details about your kid's sound dental care, feel free to contact Edmonton Emergency Dentist.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
Edmonton Emergency Dental Services:
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Address: 4526 Calgary Trail NW #110 Southbound NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5W6