This month’s infographic summarises our advice on caring for your children’s teeth. Prepared in partnership with leading dentists, specialised in treating children, we hope it will give you all a fresh view on what, and what not, to do.
Here is some taster information we found especially interesting:
- Your baby’s oral health is dependent on yours, so resolve your own dental problems early
- Using a dummy should be limited to 1 hour a day, and stopped when the child turns 1
- Take your child to the dentist as early as age 1 to check for signs of plaque
- Letting your child always breathe through their mouth is bad for tooth development
- Age 7 is very important; have x-rays taken to check for decay between the teeth
- Straight teeth are less susceptible to plaque, so braces have additional benefits beyond their cosmetic function
This infographic is packed full of information for all ages though, so take a good look over it. And we encourage you to return to it over the years as your child grows up!
We will shortly make it easier to find dentists for children on Toothpick, and in the meantime we’d encourage you to read this earlier blog post on what to look for when finding a dentist for your child.
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