Kids Dental Health Event.
Did you know?
Tooth decay is the number one chronic illness in children. Our target was to raise awareness on how important it is for children to develop good oral habits at an early age to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Sharing with you our dentist tips, and snapshots from our latest workshop.
We kicked start our workshop with free playing and coloring time, followed by a Story reading in Arabic related to our theme
Educating your children about the importance of good oral hygiene and why they should practice good dental health habits is a crucial part of parenting. Creating a solid dental routine for your child at an early age will help establish good habits and prevent possible cavities.
We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked children’s dental questions by our attended moms along with their answers.
When should I take my child for their 1st Dental Check-up?
"A good rule of thumb is to bring your child when their first tooth appear or by their 2nd birthday. The earlier you start with your dental checkups the better you help in preventing future decay and dental issues for your little ones. Add up, early dental check-up teach parents how to properly take care of their children's teeth while instilling a lifetime of good dental habits."
When can my child brush his/her own teeth?
“The average age is around 8 years old. Parents should check in with brushing a few times a week to check the most common trouble spots like along the gumlines and towards the back of the mouth. If they see their little ones are doing a good job, then they can check less frequently.”
At what age should children start using toothpaste? How Much should be used?
"The recommended age to start using fluoridated toothpaste on children is 3 years old.
Until then, clean your child's teeth with water and a soft bristled toothbrush. Once your child is 3 years old and above (and doesn't swallow the toothpaste) then parents can use fluoride toothpaste and supervise the brushing. Also, apply a pea-sized amount of the toothpaste, don't add water, and don't gargle afterwards."
What is the best Kind of Toothbrush for children?
"It's recommended to start with toothbrush that has a small head and soft bristles. Allow your little ones to pick their own brushes, find a colorful brush with their favorite cartoon characters, this may help your child gets more excited for brushing their teeth."
How often should I take my child to the Dentist?
"On average, it's recommended to take your child every 6 month for their regular check-up. Unless your child suffers from any personal oral health issues then frequency of visits are as per recommended by your dentist."
How can Parents prevent Tooth Decay?
"Besides regular check-ups every 6 month, parents can prevent tooth decay with
- Regular brushing and flossing
- Monitoring their children's dental habits
- Keeping sugary drinks, candies, and sweets to a minimum also stops decay and plaque buildup.
- Avoid bottle feeding for babies at night
- Establish a healthy, balanced diet full of plenty of calcium to keep their bones and teeth cavity-free
Dental sealant fills in the cracks found on the chewing surfaces of the teeth,keeping decay-causing food particles from getting stuck in those small crevasses.
Application is quick and simple. Sealant effectively protects their teeth for many years to come.
Shouts out to our amazing Sponsors for their support!
The kit included a colorful ToothBrush - Colgate with Maximum Cavity Protection / Regular Flavor Toothpaste - A very informative brochure including Colgate Bright Smile, Bright Future top tips for kids Oral hygiene and oral health, as well to a leaflet with simple steps for brushing our teeth & a calendar for tracking.
"Colgate also manufactures a large array of children's oral health care products designed for all ages and types of smiles. Younger children, for example, may benefit from a Colgate® Kids character toothbrush to compensate for physiological conditions that prevent them from cleaning the entire mouth." https://www.colgate.com/
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