As a parent, it’s only natural to want the best for your kids — and there’s no doubt that laying a good foundation for their future includes caring for their overall oral health. Even before your children have teeth, you can take steps to care for their mouths. From wiping your infant’s gums with a washcloth to choosing healthy foods and drinks, you can promote healthy teeth and gums for the future. Then, as your children age and you help them learn how to brush their teeth, you are building on the foundation you’ve already laid in their baby years.
When you want to help your children have good oral health, what should you do? What changes do you need to make as your kids grow from babies to toddlers to adolescents? To help answer these questions, here’s a checklist for parents who want to practice good oral hygiene for their children. If you’re looking to make good choices to promote healthy teeth and gums, this is a great resource. Scroll down to learn more!
Author bio: Dr. Sheila Harris is the owner of Natomas Crossing Dental Care, a leading dental practice in Sacramento, California. Since graduating from Northwestern University School of Dentistry, she has become one of the top general dentists in Sacramento and is a proud member of several dental organizations.