A survey of children’s dental health in Ireland found nearly half of all children under age five have decay in their baby teeth. According to the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the earlier a child starts visiting the dentist for preventive visits the better the chance of avoiding dental problems.
Halloween is just over a week away and as the Coronavirus pandemic is still wreaking havoc across the country, it has now been confirmed that the traditional Halloween we all know and love cannot happen this year. This doesn’t mean that Halloween is cancelled and your Children will still have access to some sugary treats.
We all like to indulge once in a while, but sugar can do more damage to our Oral Health.
Do you have a sweet tooth? 5 facts you should know….
“Healthy” foods you didn’t know were filled with sugar.
Eating too much sugar is really bad for your health.
Many people are now trying to minimize their sugar intake, but it’s easy to underestimate how much you’re actually consuming.
One of the reasons is that many foods contain hidden sugars, including some foods that you wouldn’t even consider to be sweet.
Good dental health like good general health relies on having healthy eating habits. Our teeth can be affected as much by our diet, as by not brushing our teeth regularly. Modern diets can be high in sugar, fats and salt, impacting both on general and oral health.
It is important for your child to get a good start in life. In order to learn new things, your child needs to feel healthy and strong. Preventing tooth decay will help your child’s progress and promote good overall health.
Good nutrition is extremely important and plays a huge role in the health of children including their teeth. Fruit and vegetables are the best foods that your kids can consume, as they are low in sugar, have a high water content and are rich in vitamins, especially vitamin C which helps prevent bleeding gums. Calcium (Milk, Cheese etc…) contributes to bone strength and plays a part in making sure your child’s nerves and muscles function correctly. Calcium also re-mineralises the enamel on their teeth.
Why boiled tap water should be used to make up infant formula Use boiled tap water when making up infant formula. This will ensure the baby teeth are exposed to tiny amounts of fluoride as soon as they erupt. Bottled waters should not be… Continue Reading “Caring for your Child’s Teeth”
By teaching your child how to look after their teeth and by setting a good example with your own oral health, you can help your child develop and maintain a healthy attitude to oral health that will serve a lifetime…