Understanding the Importance of Early Childhood Oral Care
Oral health care should begin with the very first tooth that grows in your baby’s mouth. The sooner children begin getting regular dental checkups, the healthier their mouths will stay throughout their lives.
Even though these teeth will fall out within a few years, baby teeth hold a space for your child’s permanent ones, and it’s important that your child has a healthy mouth when those permanent teeth arrive.
Early checkups help prevent cavities and tooth decay, which can lead to pain, trouble concentrating and other medical issues.
For all children,
Start using a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste when they are two years old or sooner, if a dentist or doctor suggests it.
Provide healthy foods and limit sugary snacks and drinks.
Schedule regular dental check-ups twice a year.
Make balance their oral microbiome by taking oral probiotics.
Forming good habits at a young age can help your child have healthy teeth for life.