Its the festive season everywhere and whether you like it or not, your naughty kids are going to gorge on sweets and candies; the perfect mixture of bad dental health and ruined teeth.
Every festival season kids end up with a cavity or two and Diwali is no exception !Dentists have more patients with cavities and dental issues after the festive season .So during this Diwali make sure you look after your kids oral health and prevent any decay and in case of any emergency of the teeth, reach out to Partha Dental at their emergency number.
Here are some things to keep in mind when your kids are enjoying Diwali delicacies! Remember, foods that stick in the mouth cause maximum damage even if they are not sweet ! So here are some tips to keep their teeth healthy during this festival season –
1. Maintain Oral Hygiene And brush twice
You want your children to enjoy their sweets, but you may need to remind them to keep up their oral hygiene routine as a part of their daily life. This can only be enforced if you too follow your healthy oral hygiene of brushing and flossing daily.
The rules are simple but easy to overlook when your mind is somewhere else or you are too busy with Diwali preparations. So write it down somewhere
* Make sure kids brush their teeth two or three times a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
* Each brushing should last for a minimum of 2 minutes.
* Make sure they reach the back of the mouth with their brush and remove any lodged food particles.
* Your children, if they are older than 10 years need to floss once per day; children under 10 years may avoid flossing.
* Make sure they also clean their tongues that helps to removes bacteria that can cause bad breath and smell their breath afterwards to see if they have cleaned it well.
* Avoid sticky foods like chips, cheese and Chocolate wali mithai etc , that are very sticky.
* Lastly, do not forget brushing before sleeping as it removes the bacteria that causes cavities, otherwise it can play on the teeth for the full night and cause extensive damage.
2. Watch Those Sweets
Kids just love to eat sweet things and candies and can munch on them the whole day, if not stopped as sugar gives a “rush” to their tiny brains and makes them feel happy!!!!
Sugar can harm their teeth and gums. Sugar enables harmful bacteria to thrive in your child’s mouth. So, to prevent any damage, make sure that they –
* They eat a healthy breakfast. Feed your children dalia, oatmeal , cornflakes, parantha etc, along with a serving of any fruit for breakfast and stay away from sugary cereals.
* Limit how often they eat sweetsin a day.
* Teach them to brush everytime after eating sweets.
* Another big culprit is sweet drinks and sodas. Watch the sugary beverages. Limit the amount of coke, pepsi and other sweetened , packaged juices your child drinks.
* Suggest your child drink water after eating something sweet.
* From cold coffee to” payasaam”, kheer to halwa and chocolates all are loaded with harmful sugars that can, break down the enamel on your kid’s teeth and cause decay. Do your kids a favour and limit it’s use !
Following these tips will help your kids to stay away from any dental problems as we want kids to enjoy Diwali without any pain or problems !
Not just cleaning at home ensure that professional cleaning is done for your child’s teeth to ensure overall health .
This Diwali gift your children good health by gifting them good teeth !•But, in case of a dental emergency, do reach out to Partha Dental at their toll free numbers in 130 locations!