Maintaining a Child’s overall health

If you are concerned about your child’s overall health, please feel at ease to book an appointment at Mont Kiara’s children’s clinic. Not only are they open 7 days a week, but they also offer quality health services. Many parents tend to neglect a child’s oral hygiene. They sometimes do not consider it to be as significant as health care. However, a child’s oral hygiene is important for their overall health. Your mouth does after all aid in one of the most essential bodily functions, which is eating.

Here are some tips to help make dental hygiene more enjoyable;

  •  Allow your child to choose his toothbrush. More likely to use it if he likes the color or design.
  •  Allow the child to choose his toothpaste.
  •  Inform them about dental hygiene through books and videos. Fun, picturesque platforms would be better. Don’t make it too dull.
  •  Find a way to time how long they brush their teeth, could be done through the use of a song. You could also set a reminder for brushing their teeth, so that they do it every day.
  •  Reward and congratulate them on good oral hygiene.
  • Find a way to make a dental visit to Mont Kiara clinic fun by taking your child somewhere he loves after the appointment.

Ways of improving your oral health

Brushing and flossing

Oral hygiene should be a priority from infancy. At a young age, using a soft toothbrush, as to not irritate the gums, is advisable. You should brush your infant’s teeth twice a day, with water or with a small amount of toothpaste with a tiny percentage of fluoride in it. Once they are older and can spit it out, they may use toothpaste with fluoride. Teach your child the proper way to brush their teeth.

Also, note that you should switch your child’s toothbrush every 3 to 6 months. When It comes to maintaining oral hygiene, adding flowing to your regime helps. Teach your child how to floss when he or she is old enough. If you require more information, feel free to consult your doctor at your clinic Mont Kiara.

Using fluoride

Fluorine is essential in maintaining your child’s oral hygiene. It helps reduce cavities and strengthens the teeth. Many people get their daily doses of fluoride from drinking water,  but some do not contain it. In such cases taking an oral fluoride supplement is advisable. Do note that too much fluoride could cause tooth stains. Your dentist or hygienist should advise you on the matter.

Cavities

Cavities are formed as a result of bacteria build up in your mouth. This would result in the formation of holes or dents in your teeth. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine would help an individual avoid getting cavities. Kids who enjoy consuming sugary foods and fizzy drinks have a higher risk of getting cavities.

Tips to remember

  • If your child is engaging in risky sports, such as rugby or ice hockey, it is advisable for the child to wear a mouthguard. It would help avoid tooth-related injuries.
  • Prolonged use of pacifier or thumb-sucking in an infant may result in issues with teeth alignment.
  • By the age of 3, most kids have all of their 20 baby teeth. A child may lose a tooth as early as six-years-old.
    If your child is experiencing a toothache, mouth infections or have lost a permanent tooth, visit your doctor or hygienist right away.