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Should my 3-year-old be flossing? How do I know if my child needs braces? Many parents have a tough time judging how much dental care their kids need. They know they want to prevent cavities, but they don't always know the best way to do so. Here are some tips and guidelines.
Good dental care begins before a baby's first tooth appears.
Just because you can't see the teeth doesn't mean they aren't there. Teeth actually begin to form in the second trimester of pregnancy. At birth, your baby has 20 primary teeth, some of which are fully developed in the jaw.
Here's when and how to care for those little choppers: Even before your baby starts teething, run a clean, damp washcloth over the gums to clear away harmful bacteria. Once your baby gets teeth, brush them with an infant toothbrush.
Use water and a tiny bit of fluoride toothpaste about the size of a grain of rice. If you are using baby toothpaste without the fluoride, keep it to the same amount because you still want to minimize any toothpaste that is swallowed.
Once your baby's teeth touch, you can begin flossing in between them. Around age 2, your child should learn to spit while brushing. Avoid giving your child water to swish and spit because this might make swallowing toothpaste more likely.
Kids ages 3 and up should use only a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.
Always supervise kids younger than 8 while brushing, as they are more likely to swallow toothpaste. Even babies can develop tooth decay if good feeding habits aren't practiced.
Putting a baby to sleep with a bottle might be convenient, but can harm the baby's teeth. When the sugars from juice or milk remain on a baby's teeth for hours, they can eat away at the enamel, creating a condition known as bottle mouth.Keeping Pets Healthy Keeps People Healthy Too!
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Use lifestyle modification to keep your pressure as low as possible. Stay lean, exercise regularly, limit your alcohol to two drinks a day, reduce stress, and eat right. 5. Arthritis: Keeping your joints healthy. Dear Reader, For a disease that affects 50 million adults in the United States — about one in five — arthritis is remarkably misunderstood.
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