Do you ever worry about your child’s oral health? Do you ever wonder if there could be anything you should consider doing to keep their teeth healthy and strong? In reality, keeping your child’s teeth healthy is important because if you don’t, your children would have to cope with a number of issues, including cavities.
In reality, more and more children are having cavities. Sadly, 42% of children between the ages of two and eleven will have a cavity. Similarly, 28% of children who are between two and five years old will have at least one cavity. Of course, brushing and flossing are also important parts of keeping your teeth healthy. However, please note that you shouldn’t let your child brush on their own until they’re about five years old. Still, even when your child starts to brush on their own, you’ll need to supervise them until they’re old enough to clean their teeth well enough on their own. You should also remember to floss their teeth when their pearly whites start touching. Finally, please remember that the diet your child follows will impact the health of their teeth. If your kid eats too many processed foods, they’ll be more likely to have a cavity.
To learn more about the care you can receive from us, or to hear more about keeping your child’s teeth healthy in Waco, Texas, we invite you to give Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics a call at 254.870.1440. Our dentist, Dr. Nieku Manshadi, and the rest of our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have. We look forward to receiving your call soon!