Smile Healthy – Early Childhood Decay

Smile Healthy – Early Childhood Decay

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hi my name is Lori bunty and I am a
parkland college dental hygiene student and I’m here to talk to you about early
childhood decay early childhood decay is a preventable disease that many parents
are unaware of this appears as white yellow or brown areas on the tooth
surface usually present on the front teeth the major factor in childhood
decay is the baby’s bottle or sippy cup the sugars create an environment for the
bacterial plaque to grow and stick to the tooth surface it is very important
not to put your children in the bed with milk juices or formula only water the
decay process is also affected by how often your child eats limiting the
smacking is very important four ounces of juice per day is plenty adding
fluoridated water can help decrease the chance of carries in your child research
has shown that babies are not born with a bacteria that causes decay rather they
are infected by their primary caregiver usually their mother bacteria can be
shared from mother to child and is extremely important to remember never to
put third path fire in your own mouth one way to keep your child’s mouth
healthy is by taking a gauze square and cleaning off the teeth and the inside of
the gums your child should have their first dental checkup by age 1 also using
a baby toothbrush on your child’s first teeth is very important you should
remember to clean your baby’s mouth in the morning and night and also to
remember to help your children brush their teeth to at least they’re in the
first grade

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