HOW TO PREVENT TEETH DECAY IN KIDS Baby teeth are important. If baby teeth are lost too early, the teeth that are left may move and not leave any room for adult teeth to come in. Also, if teeth decay is not prevented, it can be costly to treat, cause pain, and lead to life-threatening infections. Teeth decay (called early childhood caries) is the most common chronic infectious disease of childhood. Healthy dental habits should begin early because tooth decay can develop as soon as the first tooth comes in. Causes of Teeth Decay in Babies Teeth decay develops when a baby's mouth is infected by acid-producing bacteria. Parents and caregivers can pass bacteria to babies through saliva. For example, [...]
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7 FOODS FOR HEALTHY TEETH COMPLETE ORAL CARE EXTENDS FAR BEYOND BRUSHING AND FLOSSING. There are lots of good habits to adopt to ensure your smile stays bright and beautiful, but don’t overlook the powerful cleansing properties of simple, everyday foods. The following seven are supercharged foods for your teeth – helping to build healthier teeth and gums, as well as prevent tooth decay and gum disease. CHEESE There’s good news for those that love a good cheese board – cheese is a superfood for the teeth due to its ability to combat acid erosion of the teeth. Every time you eat a meal with breads, sweets, citrus, or soda, your teeth are exposed to tooth decay [...]
WHAT IS THE RIGHT WAY TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH? Daily brushing and cleaning between your teeth is important because it removes plaque If the plaque isn’t removed, it builds up and can cause tooth decay and gum disease. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day and toothbrushes should be replaced every 3-4 months, or when the bristles get worn or frayed. The five steps below show you how to brush your teeth correctly. Aim the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle towards the gum line. Use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Use a gentle circular motion. Repeat on the inside surfaces. Use a light back and forth motion on the chewing surfaces. Spit out the toothpaste [...]