Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.
For many children, tooth decay is rampant. Unfortunately, young children have little to no control over the impact sugar will have on their teeth. One of the biggest problems with tooth decay is the fact that children often drink sodas and juices without much regulation. In fact, many parents may believe that these drinks are not bad for their children. Sugar makes up a significant portion of the juices you might be giving your child, and that's something every pediatric dentist wants patients to understand.
How Does Sugar Impact Enamel?
Your child's enamel will be significantly impacted by the sugar in juice, but it's not all about the sugar. It's about the acid that develops when the sugar breaks down in the mouth. The acid breaks down tooth enamel, leading to decay, rot, and cavities.
As a result of tooth decay and rot, your child can develop cavities. The result of cavities may be a crown or filling for your child's teeth. This can have significant impact on your child's dental health growing up.
How Can You Protect Your Child's Teeth?
The ideal way to protect your child's teeth is to avoid sugary food and drinks. Treats are okay sometimes, but the truth is that your child should be drinking more water than anything else. Water also serves the function of washing bacteria out of the mouth and off the teeth.
You can also use fruit to flavor water. Infusing water with fruit is a great way to make a drink your child will enjoy without adding sugar and other ingredients that might not be healthy for them.
Drinks like milk are also great for young children. Milk contains both Vitamin D and calcium, which is great for building strong teeth.
Many people think that brushing their child's teeth after they drink soda or juice is the best way to avoid decay. While this can be helpful, you should wait a while between finishing a drink and then brushing. Teeth are always sensitive after they have come into contact with sugar, so brushing too quickly can actually spread the bacteria throughout the mouth. Instead, encourage your child to rinse out with water.
Ultimately, the best thing you can do for your child is secure a visit with the dentist. A pediatric dental clinic will provide more personalized recommendations for your child's dental health. Regular cleanings are among the best things you can do for your child's health.Share
20 February 2019