A parent’s guide to helping your children achieve good dental health

teeth health smile dentistCavities in young children can be distressing for both parent and child. The great news is that there are plenty of things you can do to help protect the health of your child’s teeth, mouth and smile.

– Ensure regular six monthly checkups with a dentist for your child. To protect your child’s teeth, ensure their first checkup is no later than their first birthday.

– Help them keep their mouth and later teeth healthy and clean even from infancy.
– Monitor the type of food and drink your child consumes – to prevent too much sugar, the primary cause of dental cavities.
Remember:“Good oral health habits introduced early will last a lifetime.”
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For more specific information from a dentist to help protect your child’s smile: http://www.craigdailypress.com/news/2017/feb/12/thoughtful-parenting-february-national-childrens-d/