Healthy children, happy children

Today’s children are tomorrow’s citizens. The well-being of children is crucial not only from their individual or family standpoint; it is also important from the social and wider national perspective as well. A solid foundation for strong teeth, healthy gums, and overall oral health must be laid in the formative years itself.

Importance of education and awareness

Cultivating good dental habits must begin at an early age. Whether it is at home, school, or in society, children must be made aware of the benefits of good oral health. At the same time, they must also be sounded off about the pitfalls of negligence in caring for their teeth and gums. Parents, teachers, and community health volunteers must take initiative in creating this awareness.

Extra-curricular and co-curricular activities can be explored to educate kids about the importance of healthy teeth. Digital media, along with audio-visual tools, can be used to demonstrate undesirable aspects such as formation of cavities, tooth decay, plaque build-up, etc. School projects that focus on oral health will go a long way in making children more sensitive to their oral health. They will help in imbibing healthy habits and practices, thus setting the stage for long-lasting good oral health.

Common dental problems in kids

The carefree age of growing up could be tarred by an occasional hiccup, such as tooth decay. Negligence on the part of children (or parents) in maintaining good oral health could lead to issues. Problem foods include candy, cookies, soda, and fruit juice that can lead to issues, which could range from the mild to the severe.

Apart from tooth decay, common problems among toddlers and teens include thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, lip sucking, bad breath, and early tooth loss. In the case of infants, baby bottle tooth decay is a possibility, which can be attributed to a baby’s teeth coming in frequent contact with sugars from assorted sweetened drinks and soft beverages.

G Dental Center: Entrust your kid’s oral care to us

At G Dental Center, your kid’s oral health is in caring and compassionate hands. Apart from the state-of-the-art setup for diagnosing and treating all types of dental ailments of children, we place great emphasis on hygiene and ambiance. Our staff is cordial and supportive. And our dental experts know how to placate an anxious child and drive away the fear and apprehension in their minds.

Contact us or make an appointment for a consultation at our clinic today.