Did you know that a person’s oral health care affects their overall health? This is especially true for children, so if you have a child who is learning the basics of brushing and flossing, you should help them learn this important lesson.
A child with a cavity is affected much worse than an adult in the same situation. This is because a child is likely to avoid using the tooth while chewing to avoid the pain. Because the food is improperly chewed, they can lose many of the food’s nutrients during digestion. This can cause your child to lose weight or grow improperly. Help your child avoid having cavities or tooth decay by practicing brushing and flossing with them. You should continue to help them with this until they are old enough to tie their shoes.
Also, it’s important to note the role a healthy diet will play in helping promote a healthy smile in your child. By avoiding giving them food like candy and simple sugars, you’ll be giving your child much-needed nutrients as well as preventing tooth decay. A child raised with a proper diet will be more likely to keep the practices up as they age.
If you have questions for Dr. Dr. Manshadi, Dr. Van Arsdall, Dr. Roden-Johnson, Dr. Shoptaw, and Dr. Shook or is friendly team about pediatric dentistry, call Killeen Children’s Dental Center in Harker Heights, TX, today at (254) 262-3131.