May 1st, 2013
How to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children
August 29, 2012 Tooth Decay
It is important to learn how to prevent tooth decay in children. This is because when children are growing, the way they take care of their teeth lays a foundation of their dental health for the rest of their lives. When children are small, the last thing you want is to have them suffering from tooth decay and cavities. That’s why it is so important to learn how to prevent tooth decay in children.
Children tend to get cavities at a younger and younger age every year. When we step back and think why, it really is not surprising.
A lot of times, cavities and tooth decay in children are caused by a lack of proper nutrition. Without the right nutrition, teeth get weak. Teeth also become weak when you feed your kids a lot of sugar. Sugar can cause acidity to develop, which can leach valuable minerals out of your teeth. In my opinion, limiting the amount of sugar your kids eat, and feeding them the right nutrition, does a lot more to prevent cavities than brushing and flossing.
The best way to preventing tooth decay in children is to have healthy enamel. Healthy enamel will almost indefinitely resist the onslaught of bacteria and acid that most mouths are exposed to. The best way to build healthy teeth in children is by following these simple rules:
Don’t feed your children sugary snacks during the middle of the day. Also don’t give them sugary snacks just before going to bed. If your small child is still taking a bottle, make sure to remove the bottle from the child’s mouth after the child has fallen asleep.
Get your children some Xylitol Gum. This gum is great to help fight cavities. You can give it to your children as a treat rather than getting them sugar or candy that will rot their teeth. It is an excellent substitute for sugar.
Make sure to inspect your children’s teeth regularly. Small cavities are easy to stop and fix. Large or serious cavities may need to be treated by a dentist. Children don’t have very many teeth, so it is pretty easy to visually check them for cavities. If they have cavities, try giving them a licorice root or a Miswak stick to chew on. This will help to kill the bacteria inside the cavity so that the cavity can start to heal all on its own.
If you can heal your children’s teeth naturally, you can help them to never get a cavity. If you can prevent your cavities naturally, you can create strong and healthy teeth with strong and healthy enamel that should last a long time.