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626-798-4979 - 2634 Clarendon Ave, Altadena, CA
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Dental health : Oral Health Care Necessities for Children Altadena
 As a parent, you probably already realize that it is important for you to make sure that you don’t overlook all the important aspects of your child’s development including his or her dental health. Parents have to fully understand all the basic dental health care necessities that have to be incorporated into the child’s daily routine.
Oral hygiene – Children should brush their teeth twice a day. Flossing along with regular dental checkups is also important. In case your child is too young to brush on her own, help them brush until they are old enough to spit out the toothpaste foam without swallowing it. There are quite a few websites which provide useful step by step guides on how to brush children’s teeth.
Preventing cavities – Ensuring the prevention of tooth decay and cavities is probably one of the most basic oral health care necessities. If your child had gone through cavities with the milk set of teeth, it is important that you be precautionary as they start to develop their permanent set of teeth. Neither you nor your child can afford to take risks with the permanent set. In addition to basic oral hygiene habits, using toothpaste which contains fluoride can be useful as well. On the other hand if your child is prone to cavities, talk to a dentist about dental sealants and whether it is a suitable option for your child after his or her permanent back teeth erupt.
Dental Health – Simply following good dental habits is probably not enough for pediatric dental health. You also have to make sure that they break all their bad habits. This may include eating sticky candy, toffees, chocolates or even fizzy drinks. These are probably the biggest culprits of dental problems in kids.  
Dental Attention – Whether you child is 2 or 12, dental appointments are necessary and essential if you are interested in your child’s dental health. Make sure you have regular appointments with the dentist on a semi-annual basis so as to make sure that cavities or tooth decay is identified well before it becomes a huge problem. Also dental problems can be aggravated if untreated as the infection might spread to the tooth’s root causing many more complications.
Fun with teeth – Talk to your children about oral health care and how it is important to have nice looking, white and cavity-free teeth. Teach them how to brush in a fun way and fill the activity with plenty of fun rather than making it a boring and punishing one for the child. Get some free printable tooth brushing charts and put them up on the bathroom wall to encourage your child to brush.
Dental health is important for your child’s present and future well – being. Make sure you give it the amount of attention that it deserves.
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