By Tammy Frutchey- nutraMetrix Research Coordinator
Good dental health is essential for children, and it’s important for parents and caretakers to be aware of the importance of supporting children’s dental health from an early age. It is never too early to provide guidance and resources to ensure that children have the best possible start in life.
Children’s teeth are more vulnerable to decline than those of adults due to their enamel being less mature. Tooth health determines level of comfort and is associated with speech development and nutrition. As such, it is important to start encouraging good dental habits early. This includes brushing twice a day using fluoride toothpaste, limiting sweet snacks, drinking plenty of water and visiting the dentist for regular checkups.
Diet Effects on Oral Health
It is also important for parents and caretakers to understand how diet affects children’s dental health. Sugary foods should be limited or avoided altogether where possible. Dairy products, such as cheese or yoghurt, contain calcium which helps strengthen bones and teeth while crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples or carrots help clean plaque from teeth. Encouraging kids to make healthy food choices will go a long way towards establishing good dental habits that will last into adulthood.
Good oral health can also affect children down the road. Supporting healthy teeth will allow children to transition into their school years comfortably and will promote ease of concentration in the classroom. Consistent oral health care will lead to healthy gums and digestion.
Education and Best Practices
Parents can play an integral role in supporting their children’s dental health by providing education on best practices as well as advice on how to encourage healthy habits in their own home environment. Parents may feel overwhelmed by all the information they need to know when it comes to taking care of their child’s teeth but educating them on what they need to do step-by-step can help alleviate some of these concerns. Additionally, there are online tutorials, resources or booklets that can help parents and caretakers always have access to reliable information.
Furthermore, parents could introduce the use of supplementations to help ensure that their children’s teeth are getting the necessary nutrients. One of the key ingredients found in nutraMetrix DNA Miracles Chewable Probiotics is L. salivariusresides and it can be found in the mouth and small intestine. It has been shown to be effective in minimizing unhealthy bacteria in the mouth, thus promoting dental health.
Supporting children’s dental health from an early age is essential in order to help ensure they grow up without any issues related to oral hygiene. It is important for parents and other caretakers alike to understand why this is so important and what steps they need take in order for their child’s teeth to remain healthy throughout childhood and beyond.
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