If you’re raising a child, you want to do whatever you can to help your little one stay healthy and strong. Learning good habits can help your child stay healthy, but did you know that your child’s oral health can also affect the health of their body?
You’ll need to help your child brush until they’re a few years old. Generally, they won’t be able to brush and floss on their own until they’re able to tie their shoes. If you don’t help your little one as well as you could, they could eventually have a cavity. This can be more serious in children than in adults because children may not eat if their cavity hurts. If this happens, your children may not get enough food and could lose weight. To make matters worse, they may struggle to chew, which means they may not get enough nutrients even when they do eat.
It’s also important to help your child follow a healthy diet. While your little one may love candy and soda, these foods may leave them more vulnerable to cavities. Helping your child follow a good diet can also help them get the nutrients they need. Furthermore, if you teach your child good practices while they’re young, they’ll be more likely to carry these practices into adulthood.
If you’re interested in learning more about caring for your child’s teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact Adrienne L. Fang, DDS at 661-253-0588. Dr. Adrienne Fang and our team will gladly answer any questions you have. We’re excited to hear from you soon!