According to The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, although technology has made a great leap over the years, dental and oral diseases continue to inflict problems to our children. Even if the permanent teeth have not surfaced yet, it is important that proper dental care be practiced on the part of your kids. Caring for the dental health of your child is indeed essential to prevent dental problems such as tooth decay, cavities and weak teeth from developing. Moreover, dental problems will tend to affect your child's speech, their way of eating, lessen their confidence, their disposition, and their well-being.

Here are some ways to protect your children from dental health problems:

1. Practice proper nutrition. Encourage your children to indulge with healthy foods like vegetables and fruits, and as much as possible avoid foods or beverages that are sweet and acidic, such as soda, chocolates and candies. Food rich in calcium like shellfish and milk are also recommended to your children to give them shiny, white and strong teeth.

2. Avoid foods that stick to your child's teeth.

3. The best way to seek your dentist for your child is during his or her first birthday onwards, to discern any dental problems that might exist in the years to come.

4. Your child, especially the preschooler must brush his or her teeth three times a day. Parents may assist their kids to assure that the children brush their teeth well.

5. A visit to a pediatric dentist is a must every 6 to 12 months.

6. When any dental problems exist, provide proper treatment with the help of your dentist.

"An ounce of prevention is better than cure" as the cliché goes, and to avoid serious dental problems, proper dental health practices should be carried out to ensure that your child has healthy teeth and a gleaming smile throughout!Some effective tips, pointers and ways of preventing bad dental health

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