Kool Smiles Reviews Healthy Dental Tips

At least 4 million preschoolers are affected by tooth decay making it the number one preventive disease affecting children today. At Kool Smiles, we want to fight this problem as best we can. That’s why Kool Smiles reviews dental health tips to give you the best information and help your children fight tooth decay.

Top 10 Dental Health Tips

To keep your children’s teeth healthy and cavity-free, here are our top 10 dental health tips:

  1. Parents should start brushing children’s teeth as soon as the child’s first tooth comes in, use just warm water at first, then move onto a pea sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Flossing should begin when two teeth begin to come in next to each other in your child’s mouth.
  3. Bring your child in for a check up by the time they either turn one or their first tooth comes in. From then on, children should see the dentist at least twice a year.
  4. Teach good habits early. Toothbrushing should happen twice a day and flossing once a day. When kids learn routine early, they tend to take it more seriously.
  5. Choose healthy foods over sugary ones. Sugary foods can produce acids which eat away at the enamel of teeth.
  6. Make brushing fun by coming up with a fun song to sing while brushing or maybe a game. When kids enjoy brushing, they’re more likely to get excited about it.
  7. Be proactive about your child’s dental health. Talk to your dentist about sealants and fluoride before their adult teeth come in.
  8. Don’t let your child suck their thumb. If they are still sucking their thumb once permanent teeth begin coming in, problems can occur like speech problems or even misaligned adult teeth.
  9. Watch out for “Baby Bottle Decay.” When kids are put down for a nap with a bottle or sippy cup full of a sugary drink like baby formula, juice or even milk, the sweet liquid can stick to teeth and cause decay.
  10. Replace your child’s toothbrush every three or four months or when the bristles appear worn.

These healthy dental tips can help your child get the proper dental care outside of a dentist’s office. When Kool Smiles reviews these tips, we find that the best tips are often the simplest ones.

For more tips, call us at (855) 854-3621 to have Kool Smiles review your children’s dental health and provide more tips to a happy and healthy future.

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Parents.com: http://www.parents.com/baby/health/baby-teeth/cavities/