Wellness - Dental Care | 0-18 yrs

Dental Hygiene

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Exposure to the risk of tooth decay starts as soon as your child starts teething. Good dental care and oral hygiene is important to prevent cavities, periodontal diseases, and finally tooth loss.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 60–90% of school children and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities, worldwide. In fact, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, tooth decay in children, also known as early childhood caries, is the most common chronic children's disease in the US.

Although baby teeth eventually fall off, until they do, they play an important role in helping your child bite and chew food, and speak clearly. Making your child understand the basics of dental care during this time will lay the foundation for future oral hygiene. Even after permanent teeth appear, your child will occasionally need to be reminded to follow the basic oral hygiene techniques. Brushing twice a day, brushing the tongue to remove bacteria, flossing and rinsing the mouth after having food are essential to maintain good oral hygiene. A good set of teeth is one of the secrets to a great smile, self-confidence and self-assurance, which are so important for your child to stand tall in any field he chooses to be.

According to the renowned cosmetic and celebrity dentist for 30 years, Dr Grace Sun, “Some people give the responsibility [for their teeth] to their health professional - they think all they need to do is go to the dentist for a cleaning twice a year. You should be responsible for your own oral health with daily home care.”

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