Take Care of Yourself Before the Baby Arrives
Eating a healthy diet during pregnancy affects the growth of your unborn child! Including his or her teeth!
Your baby's teeth start developing during the second trimester of pregnancy. So it is very important that you maintain your nutrients intake, especially calcium, protein, phosphorus, and vitamins A, C, and D.
During pregnancy, many females become feel hungry between meals. While this os normal, it is important to know that frequent snacking on sugary foods can lead to tooth decay.
Dental Care Basics for Your Child
Preventing cavities: Cavities are caused by tooth decay, a disease that damages and breaks down teeth. untreated tooth decay can lead to pain, loss of teeth, and loss of self-confidence.
Children with tooth pain cannot eat or sleep properly and may miss days of school. Even worse, an abscess (pus-filled sac) from a cavity can cause serious or even life-threatening infections when left untreated.
Good news: Tooth decay can be prevented with Good Oral Care. It is simpler and less costly to prevent tooth decay than to repair a decayed tooth.
Brushing & Flossing
It is important to brush two minutes twice a day and floss every day!
How Long is 2 Minutes?
TIP for Parents
Having your child visit the dentist visit for regular cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants to prevent tooth decay can save you money and reduce the need for further dental treatments.