Dos & Don’ts of maintaining Dental Hygiene In Children

Dr Gunjan Kedia
1 to 3 years

Created by Dr. Gunjan Kedia
Updated on Sep 22, 2020

Reviewed by Expert panel

Maintaining good dental hygiene is the first step for a healthy living. To keep up a nice grin and to improve your breath and reduce chances of creating gum malady, oral disease, mouth injuries, tooth affectability, holes, dry mouth, it is important to maintain good dental hygiene.

Here are some dos and don'ts to ensure good oral health which means healthy and strong teeth and gums. 

  • Properly brush your teeth twice a day the germs and plaque to get rid of plaque that accumulate throughout the day. Also, floss regularly to remove small particles. This will keep your breath fresh, gums healthy and teeth free from decay.

  • Do not aggressively brush your teeth or use a hard brush.

  • Don't snack on junk food or sip sweetened drinks. Avoid packaged food and instead eat homemade foods. The main cause of cavities is sugary food. Also, make sure your child does not indulge in late night snacking of sugary foods. A lot of food that we eat causes the microscopic organisms in the mouth to create acids. Sugary food especially leads to plaque formation. So, it is better to avoid these.

  • Visit the dentist regularly.

  • Don't use your teeth to chew on non-food items or to open packages.

  • Switch to a new toothbrush after a regular interval.

Watch this as Orthodontist Dr. Gunjan Kedia talks of how to maintain Dental Hygiene.

You may also like to watch this video with Orthodontist Dr. Gunjan Kedia to know about Orthodontics & all about your Child's Teeth


This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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