Did you know that to do orthodontic for children is easier & effective than when they are growing up? For better oral health, the parent should know these tips:
1. Fix your children’s bad habits as soon as possible
When the child is born, thumb sucking is a normal method for pacification. It is perfectly acceptable after the first 6 months of his/her life. But from that point onwards, it can start damaging your child’s mouth. Most people won’t be overly concerned about that behavior until their child grows a bit. But at that point, the habit will be very hard to break and cause permanent damage to their mouth. Your child’s teeth can be pulled forward. This causes subsequent problems with his bite as well as the ability to talk. Moreover, this habit can even make him or her more vulnerable to tooth decay. Because it’s harder to reach the teeth to get them fully cleaned if you leave their habit of thumb sucking alone for a long time.
Kids are prone to nail-biting, especially the shy and nervous ones. It’s a method they use to comfort themself when they are nervous. Sometimes it’s simply a habit out of boredom. If your kid bites his nails continuously, it will cause several issues including chronic illnesses, uneven wear, and tear on his teeth. This will cause problems for your child’s ability to bite or in worse cases, their ability to speak properly. In some instances, if their habit of nail-biting is serious enough, it will even affect your children’s jaw, resulting in chronic headaches or Temporomandibular Joint Disorders.
If your kids have the bad habit of sucking their thumb or biting their nails, you must find a way to fix them as soon as possible. Starlight Dental Clinic is the perfect place to start as we can provide you with solutions to these problems that help your kids stop without too much unnecessary stress. If their bad habits are stopped early, it will prevent serious issues that might be occurring to their oral health that will affect not only their ability to eat and communicate well but also their self-confidence when they reach adulthood.
2. Get a consultant from the dentist
Your child’s first visit to the dentist should happen before he or she is 1 year old. In most cases, it is 6 months after his or her first tooth’s eruption. Taking your kid to the dentist early when they are still young is the best way to prevent problems such as tooth decay. This can also help you learn how to clean your child’s teeth and identify his or her fluoride needs. Because decay can happen as soon as teeth appear. Bringing your child to the dentist early often leads to a lifetime of good oral care habits and acclimates your child to the dental office, thereby reducing anxiety and fear, which will make future visits easier and more comfortable.