Promoting oral health from the very beginning
When it comes to promoting good oral health practices at home, one of the most important steps is teaching your children about the importance of having healthy teeth and gums at an early age. Experts usually suggest parents to make a habit of wiping your baby’s gums each time he’s fed. Similarly, regular tooth brushing should be promoted during early years. Here are 3 things you must do for your child’s health.
Consulting the dentist
Visiting the dentist every six months is also important to detect and prevent any dental problems in the future. Dental visits and examinations shouldn’t be delayed any longer than the first birthday of your baby.
Creating a safe environment for your baby
The more you take care of your house’s environment, the better it is for your baby’s oral as well as overall health. If you’re a smoker, quitting on this injurious addiction is perhaps the biggest reward you could give to your baby (and even yourself). Did you know that breast milk (which is important for tooth development) from women who are smokers has dangerous chemicals in it? Babies who live in an environment that isn’t free from smoke have more chances of suffering from lower-respiratory illnesses, asthma and other diseases.