Tips for Calgary Parents – Proper Dental Care for Babies and Children

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As studies have shown, improper dental care and poor oral health can affect overall health in everyone. However, the ones who are usually at a greater risk for dental care issues, like tooth decay from not having assistance to brush their teeth, are babies and children.

In an article by TVOParents, they list several great tips for parents to help improve dental care for babies and children such as:

Clean Teeth Tips:

  • Young children depend on their parents to clean their teeth properly
  • Children under the age of three need adults to brush their teeth for them
  • Children aged 3-6 should be helped to brush their teeth by a grown-up
  • When children can write (not print) their own name, they are ready to brush their teeth on their own, however, parents should still check to see they do a good job
  • Change your child’s toothbrush every one to three months and after every illness
  • Let your child watch you brushing your teeth to help them learn how and to teach the importance of dental health
  • Sugary drinks and snacks are a major culprit in rising rates of child tooth decay, so help your child to eat more healthy snacks and drink tap water (which contains fluoride)”

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