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					Protect Your Children's Teeth

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Summary:
The health of your children's teeth is a parents responsibility. Learn
how to properly protect your childrens teeth.


Keywords:
dental health, teeth, tooth, dentist


Article Body:
As a parent you have many responsibilities. You are responsible for
providing your children with an education, food, shelter, clothing and
making sure that they remain safe. The list of your duties goes on and
on. With all that you have to do, you may not be able to pay enough
attention to protecting your child's teeth. It is however an extremely
important duty. Protecting your child's teeth now will help them for the
rest of their life and could save you thousands of dollars in future
dental bills. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your child's
dental health.

<b>Set Up Regular Doctors Visits</b><br>
The most important thing to do is to set up regular doctors visits. Once
your child reaches the age of one, you should see to it that they visit
the dentist every six months. By doing so, you will catch problems early
before they become more painful and more expensive.

<b>Establish Good Oral Hygiene</b><br>
Establish good dental habits early with your child. Teach them to brush
their teeth at least twice a day. Make sure that they also floss at least
once per day. If you establish an oral hygiene routine early in life,
chances are that they will stick with it forever.

<b>Protect Their Teeth From Injury</b><br>
You can not prevent every injury, accidents do happen. You can however
prevent some injuries. If your children play sports, have them wear a
mouth guard. Mouth Guards prevent thousands of oral injuries every year
but could prevent thousands more. They should be worn in all physical
sports, not just football or hockey. They can be injured just as easily
in soccer, baseball, basketball and just about every other sports
involving physical contact.

<b>Stop Bad Habits</b><br>
Thumb and pacifier sucking should be stopped as soon as possible. After
the age of 2 pacifier sucking can have a great negative impact on how
their teeth come in.

<b>Establish A Healthy Diet</b><br>
Limit how much sugar your child eats. Sodas and candy will eat away at
your child's teeth. Get them in the habit early of not overindulging in
sugary snacks.

These are just a few simple things that you can do to assure that your
child has good dental health. Your children may not want to do all of
them but one day they will thank you for making them.

				
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