The Importance of Caring for Your Child’s Primary Teeth
Teaching your child proper oral hygiene at a young age is an important part of ensuring their long-term health. If left untreated, dental disease can cause a number of other problems such as diabetes, pneumonia, heart disease and increased risk of stroke. According to the American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, tooth decay is now the most common chronic childhood condition and is five times more common than asthma. As well as putting your child’s physical health at risk, poor oral hygiene can impact their psychological development by causing pain, poor nutrition and lowering their self-esteem.
The Prevalence of Childhood Dental Disease
Children begin teething at around six months of age and usually ...