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Teaching your child the basics of oral health care, such as brushing and flossing, is very important to the welfare of their body as well as their teeth. You should teach your children just how vital dental cleaning is to their body’s welfare at a young age so they can grow into healthy adults.

Having cavities is a problem that affects people of all ages, but cavities have much more of a negative impact on children. Because eating with a cavity is a painful experience, children tend to avoid using the infected tooth while chewing. This can lead to your child losing weight due to malnourishment. Food that isn’t completely chewed is digested poorly and your child ends up losing nutrients as a result. Help keep your child healthy by helping them brush and floss regularly. We suggest helping children with their oral care until they are at least old enough to tie their shoes.

You should also maintain a healthy diet in which they avoid a lot of sugary sweets like candy and sodas. This will help preserve your child’s smile, while also encouraging healthy eating that will provide them with the right amount of nutrients. Also, by teaching them to do this at a young age, you are greatly increasing the chances they will continue these healthy habits into their adulthood.

If you have any questions about pediatric dentistry, please call LOL Dental in Crockett, Texas, today. Dr. Nieku Manshadi or one of his staff will be glad to help!