It is so important that your child's dental health is made a priority. Not only is this going to allow them to have healthy teeth and gums, but it is also going to help them to learn how to properly care for their teeth. While there are some things that you are going to know how to do in terms of dental health, there are some things that you may have specific questions about. One person that you can ask these questions to is going to be your child's dentist. This article is going to discuss 3 questions to ask your dentist in regards to your child's dental health.
What Are Some Signs That My Child May Have A Cavity?
It is important that you are able to tell when your child may be getting a cavity because this will allow you to get into the dentist as soon as possible to remove the cavity and to also learn what may have caused them to get the cavity in the first place, whether it be poor brushing, diet, etc. Some signs that your child's dentist may tell you to look for are white spots on their teeth. These are going to show up first, followed by darker brown spots as the cavities deepen. Also if your child begins to show sensitivity to either hot or cold foods or beverages, this is a sign that they may be developing a cavity in one or more of their teeth.
How Does Diet Affect Their Teeth?
Another important question to ask your child's dentist is how the foods that they eat on a daily basis are affecting their teeth. For example, foods that have more sugar in them, such as apple juice, fruit snacks, yogurt, etc., can leave a coating of sugar on your child's teeth. This coating of sugar can cause plaque and tartar, which can weaken your child's teeth, making them more susceptible to cavities. Your dentist can tell you what foods to eat instead, or may advise you to brush your child's teeth after eating certain foods, or drinking certain beverages, so as to avoid the creation of cavities.
How Can I Get Ensure My Child Is Brushing Their Teeth Properly?
You can also ask your child's dentist about how to properly brush your child's teeth. This can help you to make sure that they are in fact brushing their teeth properly, and that there is nowhere that they are missing when they brush. And if they are, you can correct them before it causes a problem. They dentist can also give you tips on what toothbrush to get, as well as what kind of dental floss and mouth wash.