Wellness - Dental Care | 1-5 yrs

Popular Dental Problems In Children

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For good oral health and hygiene, following proper dental habits is a must. Given our love for food, our teeth are constantly churning. But like every other part of our body, our teeth too need that love and care to help them stay healthy. In children, particularly, this becomes even more necessary as they consume foods like chocolate, chips and ice cream more often, that can cause harm to the teeth.

During childhood, many common dental problems may affect children. These include cavities, bleeding gums, sensitive teeth, tooth discolouration and teeth grinding and clenching. Therefore, to protect your child from these problems, practising good oral hygiene is a must.

According to an article published in Colgate Professional, “Parents, as consistent role models, are key for setting a daily routine and to making their children understand the importance of oral hygiene. Tooth brushing should be presented as a habit and an integral part of the daily hygiene routine. Children are very sensitive to social stimuli such as praise and affection, and learn best by imitating their parents.”

So, as your children’s first role models, practise good oral hygiene to ensure that your little ones also follow your footsteps and get a set of strong and healthy teeth.

To know more about the common dental problems in children, please refer to the ClipBook below. 

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