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The Importance of Early Childhood Oral Hygiene


Posted on 1/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Dentist showing little girl how to brush at Cooley Smiles in Lynnwood, WAEarly childhood oral hygiene is important to ensure a child has healthy gums and teeth. It also helps prevent future dental problems. Teaching your child to brush and floss their teeth as early as enough would be best. Here are some reasons why early childhood oral hygiene is important:

Prevents Tooth Decay


Children are more susceptible to tooth cavities and decay due to consuming foods with high sugar content and a lack of good oral habits. Brushing and flossing teeth helps eliminate any buildup stuck between the teeth and gums; if you can ensure that your kid has healthy teeth and gums, they will not be at risk of tooth decay.

Prevents Gum Disease


Gum disease is the infection and inflammation of the child's gum tissues. The condition occurs due to the buildup of bacteria in the mouth. Good oral habits prevent gum disease and ensure your child has healthy gums.

Good Overall Health


Poor oral hygiene can also affect the health of a child. Children with gum diseases are at risk of other diseases. Ensuring your child adheres to good oral hygiene helps prevent other serious health issues. When a child has good oral health they also have great overall health.

Improved Self Esteem


Children with decayed teeth or cavities will feel shy to smile in public. Other children can mock children who have discolored teeth. You should train your child to care for their teeth and gums. Children with healthy teeth will find it easy to speak and smile confidently.

Development of Great Oral Hygiene Habits


A child should learn how to brush and floss their teeth and live healthy lives. It would be best to encourage them to eat healthy foods. Visiting the dentist can also help identify and treat oral problems early enough. Also, professional dental cleanings will help ensure the teeth and gums of your child are healthy.

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PHONE
(425) 569-4545

EMAIL
lynnwood@cooleysmiles.com

LOCATION
19505 76th Ave. West Suite # 100
Lynnwood, WA 98036-5045



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