Profile cover photo
Profile photo
All About Kids Dentistry
12 followers
12 followers
About
All About Kids Dentistry's interests
All About Kids Dentistry's posts

Post has attachment
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that parents choose a dental home for their child before their first birthday. By doing so, you can get your child’s oral health evaluated at the earliest possible stage, and make informed, mouth-healthy decisions as they welcome more baby teeth. #DentalFAQ
Photo

Post has attachment
Here’s a couple of do’s and don’ts to maintain a healthy smile:
Do: brush your teeth twice per day for at least 2 minutes at a time.
Don’t: drink a lot of sugary drinks like colas and fruit juice.
Do: floss your teeth daily, to remove debris from between teeth.
Don’t: eat a lot of sticky or hard candy, which can damage enamel.
#ToothLove
Photo

Post has attachment
You should a new toothbrush for your child every three months. When choosing the best toothbrush for your child, make sure that the toothbrush is the right size for your child, and that the handle fits in their hand and the head should easily fit in their mouth. Make sure that you buy a toothbrush with soft, rounded bristles, and always check for the ADA seal of approval. #ToothLove
Photo

Post has attachment
Did you know that the mouthguard was invented in 1890? Woolf Krause, a London dentist, developed what he called a “gum shield” made of cotton, tape, sponge and small pieces of wood to protect boxers from lip lacerations and mouth injuries. #DentalHistory #DentalFAQ
Photo

Post has attachment
Children often suck their thumb for comfort in stressful situations, or to deal with anxiety. Thumb sucking usually persists from ages 2 – 4, but can last longer. If you’re worried about your child’s thumb sucking habit, try positive reinforcement to help them kick the habit. If it persists, visit our office for more advice. #ToothLove
Photo

Post has attachment
As your child gets older, it is alright to start slowly giving them sugary foods. To keep sugar-related cavities at bay, make sure that they finish sugary treats quickly, and that they rinse their mouth out with cool water after they’re done. Limit candy, and only fill sippy cups with water to limit the time that sugar contacts their teeth. #ToothLove
Photo

Post has attachment
Some people discount the importance of baby teeth since they are temporary. However, baby teeth are vital in developing a properly structured smile in adulthood. If a baby tooth is lost too soon, it can lead to crowding of adult teeth, which can negatively affect bite alignment. The bottom line is that you should care for your child’s baby teeth as if they were adult teeth to help them get a healthy smile that lasts into adulthood. #DentalFAQ
Photo

Post has attachment
Everybody loves sweets, and everyone knows sugar is bad for teeth and it can lead to plaque buildup and cavities. But don’t let the bad side of sugar get you down! You can replace sugar with a natural sweetener called Xylitol, which can actually reduce plaque and reduce enamel-attacking acid!
Photo

Post has attachment
Canker sores are small, red spots or bumps that can appear on the inside of your mouth. They can be sensitive and cause a burning or tingling sensation. There is no cure for canker sores, but they usually heal in 7 – 10 days. Visit your dentist if you have a canker sore that lasts more than 2 weeks, since it may be a more serious issue. #DentalFAQ
Photo

Post has attachment
It can be hard to choose a mouthwash, but it doesn’t have to be! Start with your goals: If you want to help prevent tooth decay, get a mouthwash that contains fluoride. If you want to get fresh breath, choose a cosmetic mouthwash that fights bad breath. If you want to prevent gingivitis, look for an anti-plaque or anti-gingivitis rinse. Before buying your mouthwash, be sure to look for the ADA seal of approval so that you know the claims on the bottle have been tested and verified. #DentalFAQ
Photo
Wait while more posts are being loaded