Children learn from actions. As a parent, practically get your children to embrace brushing their teeth twice a day and floss once a day. You can make them love brushing by doing it together as a family. Don’t forget to make it fun and an experience they look forward to.
Dental sealants are thin coatings placed on teeth to protect them from cavities. They are professionally coated into the deep grooves and fissures of teeth and can prevent cavities when applied to the molar teeth of children.
CDC states sealants protect against 80% of cavities for 2 years and continue to protect against 50% of cavities for up to 4 years.
Most antibiotics contain a lot of sugar which can potentially destroy the tooth structure and eventually lead to tooth decay.
Ensure your child brushes regularly to reduce the process of tooth decay. Other antibiotics e.g., Tetracycline-based drugs cause a greyish-blackish discoloration if given to a child between 0-18 years. Avoid tetracycline-based drugs for this age.
Dental fluorosis is caused by high fluoride levels present in salty water available in most homes. The excess fluoride can affect the structure of the teeth making them porous, sensitive, and discolored. The condition is prevalent in Counties of Kajiado, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kilifi, etc.