Empowering Children to Care about Teeth
If you are the parent of a small child, you've already discovered that establishing habits early saves a lot of grief later. Did you know that you can begin motivating children toward good oral health practices as young as two years of age?
According to an article on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry website, 40-50% of children "will be affected by tooth decay by age five." Such conditions can mean loss of school hours for a child and loss of work hours for parents. Taking a little time here and there to begin oral health training could save your child from needless suffering and save you time and money.
Here are a few tips for making dental care more fun:
Encouraging good nutrition, routine dental care and regular dental visits will help your child adopt good oral health habits early and naturally.