Prevent Cavities In Children

Toothache due to cavities make kids can't do most of their activities, such as eating, playing, talking, and learning. Therefore, it is important to prevent cavities in order that the children's oral health is maintained properly.


At their age, children are the most vulnerable age groups exposed to infections and disorders of tooth cavities, for example. This can be caused because of their penchant for eating foods and drinks high in sweets. If combined with a pattern of maintaining dental health has not been regularly, then this risk could be harmful to fruit of your heart.

Clean the teeth of infants and toddlers
The children's milk teeth will grow at the age of six months to three years. Later, at the age of six years are replaced by permanent teeth naturally. Especially since the age of one year, you may need to invite children to checked myself into a dentist. The doctor will evaluate the possibility of the risk of a hole in his teeth. The following are things that can be done to maintain the cleanliness of teeth toddler, among them:
  • When baby is teething already, you can clean it with a smooth cloth or gauze.
  • Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride. However, if your child is under the age of 6 years, then make sure that the little one using only a pea-sized toothpaste and also remind him not to swallow the toothpaste and spit it out. If your little one aged under 2 years of age, do not use toothpaste berfluoride, except upon the advice of a doctor.
  • At the age of 3-4 years, they make it a habit to brush your teeth with your help. Remind him to diligent brushing your teeth at least every morning and evening. But always remember that each stage of child development, there are children who quickly learn to brush your teeth, but some are not. And try to always keep an eye on and check what the little one did.
Preferably, make it a habit to stop sucking the thumb or pacifier, especially at the age of 4 upwards, because of the disturbing risk of tooth growth. If your little one is still doing so, immediately consult a dentist at children.

When The Child Can Already Brushing Its Own
When starting to familiarize the little to brush his teeth without help? Some dentists say that kids can brush your teeth with their own good when they've been able to tie his shoes well. Usually around the age of 6 years. In fact, when the age of scrutiny You still desperately needed. Teach your child to brush your teeth is not easy, but there are some tricks that you can make the Guide, namely:
  • Let him choose his own toothbrush color.
  • Use stuffed animals or his favorite character. Invite her for brushing the doll or toy, then invite the little brush his teeth alone. You can also teach it directly, by way of him brushing along with you.
  • Use a manual toothbrush, don't the electric.
  • Create a pleasant impression when brushing your teeth for instance by playing music that accompany you and your little one is brushing your teeth can calm them down. Or give him a small gift, such as a card which can be plastered stickers-stickers, each time he finished brushing your teeth
  • Basically the child likes to imitate. Sikatlah your teeth gradually along with the little one. Lead him to applying toothpaste, brush, and rinse.
  • Teach children to gargle and also not swallow toothpaste.
The most important thing is to make yourself as an example. If you're lazy, seemed reluctant to brush your teeth, or in a hurry while brushing your teeth, the little one almost certainly will follow your behavior.

A visit to the dentist
Regular inspections to the dentist is important to prevent and detect tooth decay as early as possible and the problem of cavities. So don't fear while visiting the dentist, there are several things you can do, for example:
  • Schedule a time for your visit to the dentist at times when children are in the best condition, as he woke up after the afternoon nap.
  • Listen and do not compromise if he complains or fear. Tell them the positive things about maintaining dental health in children, such that if they are left untreated, she will not be able to enjoy his favorite ice cream.
  • Select a dentist specifically addressing the patient's children. Doctors generally have the equipment and interior design interesting and cheerful for the kids.
In addition to brushing my teeth and checked himself in to a dentist, another thing that needs to be done to keep children's dental health is:
  • Children need to eat food to maintain good health and teeth, such as fresh vegetables and fruit. Limit consumption of foods containing high sugar and processed carbohydrates, such as white bread and juice. Better give the little fruit that's been cut.
  • Avoid the child from exposure to cigarette smoke are at risk of causing disorders of the gums and cavities.
  • Teach the child to use dental floss.
Permanent teeth that are already badly perforated or date should be repealed and would not be able to grow again. Instead, the cavities have been revoked must use dentures. Therefore, a well-preserved teeth early on was a good investment for the future.

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