Good dental care for your baby actually begins before he or she is born. It begins with you, the mother. It’s important to continue proper dental hygiene during pregnancy and special attention may be needed at this time because red and tender gums that bleed easily may be caused by increased hormone levels. Snacking too often on foods that have a high level of sugar can also lead to tooth decay.
A child’s primary teeth play a crucial role in dental development. It’s essential to remember that your child’s primary teeth serve as place holders for their adult teeth that will follow. Without them, a child cannot chew foods properly and may experience difficulty speaking clearly. Primary teeth are also vital to the development of your child’s jaws.
Enjoy Canada’s 150th Birthday With Your Kids & Help Them To Enjoy The Summer Without Dental Problems
With school holidays now started, your kids’ are probably playing outside, heading to the pool, relaxing with friends, and hopefully celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday this weekend. Why not do something special with your kids’ on Canada’s 150th? Perhaps an afternoon ride on a vintage steam train from Market Square in Woolwich? Or one of the many musical concerts at the University of Waterloo’s Cultural Stage including a Canada 150 Salute!
Some parents may not recognize the importance of baby teeth for jaw and speech development, and as holding spaces for the child’s eventual permanent teeth. If a child loses a baby tooth too early because of decay or accident, a permanent (adult) tooth can erupt prematurely and potentially come in crooked owing to the limited space available.
“By starting early, good dental prevention habits are instilled in your child.The long term benefits are a healthy and happy smile throughout your child’s life.”