Children often suffer more severe dental issues than adults because they simply lack the maturity to understand the consequences of poor dental hygiene. More than likely you are presenting your children to your dentist for routine preventative dental care, however we see plaque build-up on kids teeth to far exceed that of most adults. The reason is simply the child's failure to brush and floss on a daily basis. That is why it is important that you have your prioritize enforcing good dental care habits for all your children and you can never start this soon enough.
Our professional staff at Oyster Point Dentistry (Hampton, VA) know that the most important aspect of dental health happens at home. It is not only the kids’ dental health that is at risk given poor oral hygiene, but as covered in a previous blog, bacteria in the mouth can travel to other parts of the body and cause significant illness. Aside from preventing cavities, these preventative dental care measures also help significantly in reducing the risks of heart disease, respiratory problems, diabetes, and other health conditions. Once again, this is because the bacteria that can accumulate in the mouth in the absence of regular brushing and flossing could go beyond your mouth area and travel through your blood streams thereby causing complications. So for parents, you can take care of your kids’ overall health by simply making sure they develop a good oral hygiene.
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