Parenting is one of the most beautiful things in world, consisting of love, care and tons of memories throughout life. Taking care of children in all the aspects is indeed an important task of parents. Though anxiety of child care is often noted in all new parents, unfortunately very few concentrate on the oral health of child. Children dentists or Pediatric Dentists are available at all our dental clinics in Singapore, do not forget to seek their advise!
Some important tips of pediatric care:
Clean the teeth with soft cloth: Very few people clean the first milk tooth assuming that they may not need a it as infants won’t take anything except milk. This is a wrong assumption, you shall clean the first initial tooth with a soft cotton cloth till they get more teeth.
Ultra Soft tooth brush: Your kids gums and teeth are very sensitive! Do not pressure them by using strong bristles. Use a ‘very soft’ or ‘ultra soft’ as some brands may sell it. This also applies to adults and kids unless you want to damage your gums!
Pea-sized toothpaste: Fluoride toothpaste helps to prevent tooth decay but excessive use can cause flurosis (yellow-brownish spots that appears on tooth surface) hence you should ensure that only a pea sized paste is applied to the kids soft tooth brush.
Visit the Dentist: Visiting dentists shall be a routine habit for kids and elders too. Remember, prevention is always better than cure. Though we are highly equipped to treat almost all your dental problems, we still recommend you to prevent dental problems by visiting us regularly.
Routine bad / naughty habits: Kids love to suck their thumb for fun or for no reason! Habits like thumb sucking and eating sweets just before bedtime should be discouraged as they promote bacteria growth which might lead to tooth decay.
Brush before bed: Brushing every day once in the morning and once before bed time is a very healthy and appreciated habit! That can prevent almost all the problems related to cavity.
Thus, it is recommended that your child visits the dentist early and regularly from around the age of 1. Early dental check-ups will also help prevent dental phobia.
Call any of our dental clinics in Singapore today to make an appointment and bring your child for a dental check up! Your child deserves a happy smile his/her entire life.