As the mother, it is quite natural that you should be interested in reading up information on whatever helps you with your child’s health. Our Children’s upbringing and various methods form the subject of many of our conversations with others. We tend to read articles about healthy cooking as well as dos and don’ts concerning our children’s health and food. Any news or information concerning children’s upbringing, naturally mothers are interested.
From the time the baby is born till such time that the child grows up to be an adult, it becomes the mother’s responsibility to ensure that a good diet with sufficient nutrition is provided to the child. So it is important for mothers to know more about nutrition and health related facts especially when their children are young.
For all of us our teeth are very important assets. Teeth being our precious asset, it becomes important to maintain orally hygiene and dental health.Since they are very young and cannot take care of their dental health, the responsibility again falls on the mothers to supervise and ensure healthy habits are inculcated.
The dental health of a child and the diet are interrelated. The diet contributes to the dental health in a major way. If the teeth have to be strong and the gums health, then the diet should consist of sufficient vitamins and calcium that aid in the growth of teeth. Therefore it is advisable that the mothers plan the daily diet including plenty of milk and dairy products. If in the early childhood a good diet is maintained, the teeth can grow and remain strong lifelong.
Caries and other infections tend to frequent children’s teeth often. Several reasons or factors can be attributed to this problem. In most cases the infections occur due to the poor oral hygiene that is maintained while in some others the quality of teeth makes them susceptible to infections. The type of food that the children consume also plays an important role in their dental health.
Normally all children love chocolates and candies. The sugar and starch contained in various sweets are the main culprits affecting the teeth in children.Parents should always control and avoid giving children food that contains too much of sugar. It is advisable to replace sweets with fruits and other healthy alternatives. Better thing is to avoid developing the habit of snacking and consuming soft drinks, sweets, candies and chocolates etc which contain processed sugar.
There are two important factors that mothers should keep in mind while choosing the diet for the children. The diet should be able to provide balanced and sufficient nutrition to the child to help his growth. The second factor is to avoid items that contain too much of sugar in them.
The children should be taught to gargle and clean their mouth after every meal so that the teeth remain free from bacterial growth. Lastly children should be taken to the pediatric dentist at least once a year for annual checkup.