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oral care tips for kids

Kids always need special attention.

Parents need to ensure healthy habits, whether in school, at games, while watching television or eating food.

Oral hygiene often takes a backseat in the long chain of everyday activities in your child’s life.

Visit The Dentist today.

Or speak with our Doctors at +91-9971711810 and understand how basic oral care steps can keep your child healthy and safe.

THE DENTIST is an Advanced Dental Clinic in Defence Colony, South Delhi. The Doctors associated with The Dentist have been practising dentistry for 20+ years. They have been engaged with recognized Hospitals in Delhi NCR. They specialize in Root Canal Treatments, Crowns & Bridges, Dental Implants, Invisible Aligners, Teeth Whitening, Dentures and other essential Dental Treatments. The treatments at The Dentist are led by Dr Srishti Jauhar, an expert in Root Canal Treatments (3000+ RCTs done so far); Dr Anurag Singh, an expert in Dental Implants (3000+ Dental Implants done so far) & Dr Karan Bhalla an expert in Dental Aligners & Braces (600+ Invisible Aligners executed so far).

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Kids always need special attention, almost every day, every hour.

To foster lifelong healthy habits, you, as a parent, must always guide your kid on what’s right and wrong and how things should or shouldn’t be done.

In a big list of to-do things, your kids’ Oral hygiene always takes a backseat.

Here are 11 helpful oral care tips that you must ensure for your growing child:

1. Supervise the brushing of teeth.

Children do not have the manual dexterity to brush their teeth effectively.

They usually mess up the brushing techniques until they are 7-8 years old.

To ensure your kid brushes the teeth effectively, you, as a parent, must supervise the brushing sessions.

2. Give your kid a proper toothbrush & toothpaste.

Select a soft-bristled toothbrush suitable for your child’s age and mouth size.

Give your kid fluoride toothpaste appropriately to strengthen enamel and protect against cavities.

Preferably, a smear for children under 3 years and a pea-sized amount for children aged 3-6 years.

3. Teach them flossing, but do not insist. It’s okay if they can’t.

When teeth begin to touch, usually around age 2 to 3, you may introduce flossing.

Initially, children may require assistance, but as they grow older, they can learn to floss independently.

However, if they do not feel comfortable, do not insist.

4. Encourage a healthy diet. Limit sugary snacks.

A healthy diet is essential not only for overall health but also for dental health.

Encourage your child to consume nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and dairy products.

And while you cannot avoid them, limit sugary snacks and beverages, which can lead to tooth decay.

5. Make regular dental visits for checkups.

Every 6/7 months, schedule a dental visit for your child for basic check-ups.

These check-ups allow the dentist to monitor oral health, identify potential issues early, and provide preventive care.

A growing kid usually has cavities, which always go unnoticed until it starts turning black.

6. If the kid is into sports, a mouthguard always helps.

Consider providing a custom-fitted mouthguard if your child participates in sports or other physical activities.

Mouthguards protect against dental injuries and trauma during games or practices.

Mouthguards are preventive steps.

We, as parents, usually realise the importance of mouthguards after dental injuries.

7. Break bad habits

Thumb-sucking, pacifier use, and prolonged bottle-feeding can affect your child’s dental development.

Encourage your child to stop these habits earlier in their age.

Such bad habits can lead to misalignment of teeth and bite issues later.

8. Avoid sharing tiffin boxes and toothbrushes.

Children share food with their friends in school.

And if the siblings are the same age, sometimes they share toothbrushes too.

This practice can transfer harmful bacteria at times.

While you cannot avoid sharing food, it is always safer if children can avoid using each other’s tiffin boxes while sharing the food.

Likewise, for sharing the toothbrushes.

9. Minimise dental anxiety.

Some children experience dental anxiety.

They fear visiting the dentist.

Create a positive dental experience. Use positive language, read books about dental visits, and visit a dentist specialising in children.

10. Monitor tooth eruptions from time to time.

From time to time, keep an eye on the eruption of your child’s baby and permanent teeth.

If there are any delays or concerns, discuss them with the dentist.

11. Demonstrate how to take care of oral hygiene.

Show your child how to brush properly by demonstrating it yourself.

Children often learn best through observation.

And seeing their parents maintain good oral hygiene habits can motivate them to do the same.

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13 Reasons why Patients trust The Dentist:

1) Ensure every bit to save your natural teeth

Nothing can simulate the functions of your natural teeth. Hence, the Doctors at The Dentist work toward saving your natural teeth in every possible way.

2) Conduct Root Canal Treatments with 97.5% accuracy

The world’s best instruments & technologies are used for Root Canal Treatments. This extra care ensures high precision & accuracy for every Root Canal Treatment. Doctors at The Dentist have accomplished 3000+ successful Root Canal Treatments thus far.

3) Expert Doctors in their field

All the Doctors at The Dentist carry more than 15-20 years of expertise in their respective fields.

Specialist in Root Canal Treatment – Dr Srishti Jauhar (3000+ successful RCTs).

Expert Implantologist – Dr Anurag Singh is an accomplished Implantologist and Master in Dental Implants (3000+ Dental Implants).

Invisible Aligners Expert – Dr Karan Bhalla (600+ Invisible Aligners)

4) Work passionately with every single patient

Doctors here work quite intensely in every case. And they prefer it that way. It only ensures a quality dental treatment in the end.

5) Use advanced Dental Instruments & Materials

An excellent dental treatment needs high-quality instruments & materials. To deliver the best treatment, the Doctors at The Dentist conduct every dental case with the best high-quality instruments & materials.

6) Follow 4-tier Sterilization of Dental Instruments

Like high-quality instruments, even the sterilization followed at The Dentist is of a high standard – A 4-tier Sterilization process which ensures exceptionally hygienic instruments for every single treatment.

7) Assure every Dental Treatment

Every doctor at The Dentist is very meticulous in every procedure. By following a stringent process for every dental treatment, every case comes with a seal of Treatment Assurance for the lifetime.

8) There’s no waiting time for patients

Every patient at The Dentist visits with a prior appointment. Doctors at The Dentist prefer treating One patient at a time. It helps the Patient and the Doctor respect each other’s time.

9) Educate patients during the treatment

To avoid costly treatments in the future, every Patient at The Dentist is educated about their oral hygiene status. This process usually helps the patient prevent a possible future treatment.

10) Association with the best labs in India

Like high-quality Dental Instruments, Doctors at The Dentist are equally particular about working with the best labs in India. Quality dental labs churn out high-quality work that the treatment requires. These associations further ensure quality treatment at The Dentist.

11) Conduct every Dental treatment ethically

We firmly believe in ethical dental treatment. Doctors at The Dentist treat every patient ethically. With 100% transparency, Doctors discuss every aspect of the dental treatment with the patient – cost, process, duration, etc. Our patients always appreciate this ethical approach.

12) Treat patients from around the globe

The Dentist is a well-established Advanced Dental Clinic. Hundreds of patients worldwide have undergone dental treatments at The Dentist. Some have come far from geographies like the US, Holland, Dubai, Iran, Africa, China & Japan.

13) Ensure regular follow-ups with Patients

Every patient’s oral hygiene is thoroughly examined when they visit. Doctors here remind every patient, individually & personally, about their due check-ups. This process helps our patients avoid possible costly treatments later on.

To schedule your appointment with The Dentist, call +91-9971711810 or write to us at doctor@the-dentist.co.in

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