You may have so many healthy reasons to keep your family’s teeth and your gums too. Their sparkling smiles. Being able to chew only good nutrition. Avoiding complete toothaces and discomfort. And new research studies suggested that gum disease can lead to other serious problems in the body, including increased risk of heart diseases.
Healthy Teeth for Life: Tips for Families
Fortunately, there are simple tips to keep your teeth strong and healthy from childhood to old age. Here’s how:
1. Start children early:
Despite a great strides in the decay prevention, one in the four young children that develops signs of tooth decay before they start the school. Half of all the children between the ages of having 12 and 15 have cavities. “Dentalcare should begin as soon as a child’s first tooth appears, usually around six months.” “Teeth will be wiped with a clean, damp cloth or with a very soft brush. At about an age of 2, you can be let kids try brushing for themselves — although it’s important to supervise.”
2. Seal off trouble:
Permanent molars will come in around age 6. Thin protective coatings will be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth that can prevent decay in the pits and fissuresYet only one in three U.S. kids receives a dental sealants.
3. Use only enough — but not too much — fluoride:
The single advance in oral health has been given is fluoride, which will strengthens enamel, making it too less likely to decay. Three out of four Americans drink water that is fluoridated.
Many tooth pastes and mouth rinses also will contain fluoride. Fluoride also should be used sparingly in young children — not more than a pea-sized dab on the toothbrush. Too much can cause white spots on your teeth.
4. Brush twice a day and floss daily:
Gum disease have a huge problem — and not at just for older older people. Three-fourths of teenagers have gums that bleed, according to the ADHA. Along with the basic advice, remember:
• Toothbrushes should be changed once in 3 to 4 times in a year.
• Teenagers with the braces may need to use a special toothbrushes and with the other oral hygiene tools to brush their teeth. Talk to a special dentist or other orthodontist.
• Older people with arthritics or other many problems may trouble a holding a toothbrush or using floss. Some people may find it easier to use an electric toothbrush. Others simply put a bicycle grip or foam tube over the handle of a regular toothbrush to make it easier to hold.