Wait! Have you brushed your teeth? – Miss J, 2
Do you know how to look after your children’s teeth? I mean, yes of course I’m sure you know to brush them! But do you know how they change as your children grow, and therefore how the care they need changes too?
Toothpick.com, the aggregator website to book dentist appointments in the UK, is on a mission to educate the nation about dental health and care. They believe that not only is care for one’s teeth in childhood crucial, but also that whatever dental care is taught to our daughters and sons in their formative years will make a significant difference in their adult lives.
Check out this infographic.
I definitely learned a lot by reading this – did you? The key take aways for me are:
- Pregnant women should ensure good levels of Calcium, Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin D in their diet during pregnancy to help aid the baby’s tooth development.
- Talk to the dentist about fluoride varnish to help protect infants that might be prone to decay
- Discourage ‘mouth breathing’ as it increases the likelihood of tooth decay in little ones – a humidifier can help
- Parental brushing is advised up to the age of 6, to ensure your child’s teeth are all cleaned properly
- Straight teeth are less susceptible to plaque, which can lead to decay, so braces aren’t just about cosmetics.
My kids are pretty comfortable with teeth care and aren’t afraid of dentists because they’ve always accompanied me to appointments, but I think we’ll be looking at this infographic together this week – knowledge is power!
This post is in association with Toothpick