It is very important to take a good of the teeth of your kids when they are 6 to 12 years old as they are at the greatest risk of dental decay at that time. The permanent teeth start coming around 6 years of age. So, there are many dental changes happens to the kid during this period. These years will be the transition period from the temporary teeth to the permanent teeth where there may be large gaps due to missing teeth or large size tooth may be popping out.
So, regular checkups are essential in these years, so that wrong positioning of any tooth or jaw relationships can be diagnosed promptly and right treatment can be done to fix it. Also, a good oral hygiene is needed at this stage to make sure that these permanent teeth stay good for a lifetime.
Here are the certain dental care tips that can be incorporated to ensure good dental care of the children between 6 to 12 years:
Make sure that your child brushes his teeth two times in a day. Also, continue supervising his brushing until around 8 years of age to make sure they brush their teeth properly;
Also, encourage your child to floss his teeth daily and supervise until 10 years;
Make sure to take your kids to regular dental care visits. This will help in getting plague removed and other oral health issue being diagnosed and treated promptly;
If the area in which you stay, does not have an access to fluoridated water, then consult your dentist to ensure how you can include required amount of fluoride through toothpaste, supplements, and rinses;
Most of the children under the age of 12 yeas get cavities on the chewing surface on the back of the teeth. Sealants can be used to fill the cavities which reduce the risk of further decay;
Watch out for snacks your kids are snacking on. Avoid any kind of junk, fatty and sugary kinds of stuff and incorporate snacks like fruits, vegetables, cheese, popcorns, and yogurt;
Encourage your child to wear mouth guards, especially during playtime. It reduces the risk of oral injuries in case of falling.
A healthy smile is a beautiful smile. So, make sure that your kid always has a good oral health.