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THE OHIO DENTAL HYGIENISTS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS: A PARENTAL EDUCATION RESOURCE FOR INFANT AND TODDLER ORAL HYGIENE CARE A PARENTAL EDUCATION RESOURCE FOR.

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1 THE OHIO DENTAL HYGIENISTS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS: A PARENTAL EDUCATION RESOURCE FOR INFANT AND TODDLER ORAL HYGIENE CARE A PARENTAL EDUCATION RESOURCE FOR INFANT AND TODDLER ORAL HYGIENE CARE

2 YOU AND YOUR CHILDS MOUTH YOU THE PARENT ARE IN CHARGE YOU THE PARENT ARE IN CHARGE

3 ESTABLISH GOOD ROUTINES EARLY Early childhood cavities are the most common chronic childhood disease Early childhood cavities are the most common chronic childhood disease Dental health care begins even before the first tooth Dental health care begins even before the first tooth

4 INFANT CARE Start brushing the infants teeth as soon as they come in with a soft toothbrush

5 BABY PRODUCTS When the first tooth arrives start using infant tooth pastes twice daily When the first tooth arrives start using infant tooth pastes twice daily

6 Always use an age appropriate soft bristle toothbrush Brush at least 2 times a day: MORNING AND NIGHT Use a pea size amount for ages 2-5 years Use a smear at less than 2 years INTRODUCE FLUORIDATED TOOTHPASTE

7 HELP IS NEEDED STARTING WITH THE FIRST TOOTH HELP IS NEEDED STARTING WITH THE FIRST TOOTH Find fun alternative ways to help brush your childs teeth

8 MAKE BRUSHING FUN Lay them on the couch Lean their head back in a high chair At first they may cry but brushing will soon become a fun time Sing silly songs

9 The parents should brush the childs teeth once a day until the child is about 9 years old or until they are able to brush independently. Supervise and monitor as needed

10 BRUSHING 1)Brush the outside surfaces along the gum line 2)Brush both the upper and lower arches 3) Brush all the inside surfaces 4)And include brushing all the chewing surfaces 5) Brush your tongue

11 REPLACE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH Replace your toothbrush every 3 months Or after every illness

12 FLOSSING Should be started when the teeth have tight contacts Should be started when the teeth have tight contacts As a parent you should floss between your childs teeth once a day As a parent you should floss between your childs teeth once a day This will prevent cavities from starting between the teeth This will prevent cavities from starting between the teeth

13 DO NOT PASS GERMS Avoid saliva sharing behavior between mother and child such as: a baby drops their pacifier, the mother wipes it clean with her mouth and gives it back to her baby

14 In order to prevent the transfer of cavity producing germs also In order to prevent the transfer of cavity producing germs also Do not share eating utensils Do not share eating utensils Or cups with your baby Or cups with your baby

15 EARLY CHILDHOOD CAVITIES Never put your child to bed with a bottle having any other liquid than WATER Never put your child to bed with a bottle having any other liquid than WATER

16 EARLY CHILDHOOD CAVITIES Your childs chance of cavities increases when a child falls asleep with a bottle of: Your childs chance of cavities increases when a child falls asleep with a bottle of:milkformulajuice any sweet liquid or if your child falls asleep breastfeeding

17 EARLY CHILDHOOD CAVITIES At first you may notice small dark or white spots on the front teeth But early tooth decay can and will affect the back teeth too.

18 When children sip on sugared drinks for extended periods, They are at a higher risk of decay When children sip on sugared drinks for extended periods, They are at a higher risk of decay

19 Sugar Consumption WHERE IS ALL THE SUGAR?? SIZE CUP TSP SUGAR Grape Juice 8oz 8 tsp AppleJuice8oz 6 tsp Orange Juice 8oz 6 tsp JuicyJuice8oz5tsp

20 LIMIT MILK TO MEAL TIMES Although milk has calcium and vitamins, it too can have sugar Although milk has calcium and vitamins, it too can have sugar Drink milk only with meals : No Sipping Drink milk only with meals : No Sipping 8 oz glass white milk has 2 1/2 tsp sugar 8 oz chocolate milk has 11 tsp sugar

21 Sodas contain high amounts of sugar

22 SODA ACID PH# SUGAR Mountain dew tsp/12 ozs Pepsi tsp/12 ozs coke tsp/ 12 ozs Orange slice tsp/12 ozs Sprite tsp/12 ozs Minute maid grape soda tsp/12 ozs Gatorade tsp/12 ozs Diet coke tsp

23 ACID IN SODA The lower the PH# the stronger the acid The lower the PH# the stronger the acid Regular soda contains both sugar and acid Regular soda contains both sugar and acid Acid can wear away the enamel parts of your teeth Heavy soda consumption is also linked to obesity, diabetes, and osteoporosis

24 LIMIT SWEET SNACKS Encourage your child to develop good eating habits and choose nutritious snacks

25 Baby teeth The first tooth arrives around six months of age The first tooth arrives around six months of age Around the age of 2 years old, The child has all 20 baby teeth Around the age of 2 years old, The child has all 20 baby teeth The last baby tooth usually is not lost until the age of 10 to 12 years The last baby tooth usually is not lost until the age of 10 to 12 years

26 Why are baby teeth important ? Holds space for the permanent teeth Helps form the shape of the childs face Helps the child to talk clearly Makes eating and chewing easier

27 IF LEFT UNTREATED THEY CAN CAUSE: pain pain loss of space for the permanent teeth loss of space for the permanent teeth damage the permanent tooth damage the permanent tooth infection that can affect the childs total health infection that can affect the childs total health poor nutrition poor nutrition missed school missed school costly dental appointments costly dental appointments

28 FIRST DENTAL VISIT The first dental visit can be a pleasant experience The first dental visit can be a pleasant experience The dental hygienist will probably use a knee to knee approach The dental hygienist will probably use a knee to knee approach

29 As the child gets older He/she will be introduced to the: Dental Chair The Mirror Mr. Tooth Counter The Spin Brush The suction straw

30 RECALL APPOINTMENTS The child should go to the dentist every six months for regular cleanings and checkups or as instructed by your dentist

31 AS A PARENT YOU CAN BE A RESOURCE FOR A PLEASANT FIRST DENTAL EXPERIENCE Avoid negative words about the dental experience Avoid negative words about the dental experience Always approach the dental office as a fun place to go Always approach the dental office as a fun place to go Read up on books about Going to the Dentist Read up on books about Going to the Dentist Letting your child observe an older sibling who is a good role model Letting your child observe an older sibling who is a good role model

32 FLUORIDE IS PROVEN TO REDUCE TOOTH DECAY Exposure to fluoride can be through Toothpaste Toothpaste Varnish Varnish Topical application at the dental office Topical application at the dental office

33 WHAT IS THE MAIN SOURCE OF FLUORIDE?? Tap water is the main source of fluoride Put only water in their Sippy cups between meal times Encourage your child to drink from a cup by their first birthday So drink WATER! WATER ! WATER! 92% of Ohios public water supply is fluoridated

34 ACCIDENTAL LOSS 0F A BABY TOOTH CALL YOUR DENTIST No need to put the tooth back in The dentist may take an x-ray to check the surrounding teeth and bone

35 ACCIDENTAL LOSS OF A PERMANENT TOOTH CALL THE DENTIST Put the tooth back into the mouth in its place and go to the dentist or Place the tooth in a cup of milk until you reach the dentist

36 CONCLUSIONS Visit a dentist shortly after the babys first tooth appears or by their first birthday Visit a dentist shortly after the babys first tooth appears or by their first birthday Brush 2 times a day with a fluoride toothpaste, morning and night Brush 2 times a day with a fluoride toothpaste, morning and night Help your child brush until they are approximately nine years of age or able to do a good job Help your child brush until they are approximately nine years of age or able to do a good job

37 Dont put your child to bed with a bottle Dont put your child to bed with a bottle Drink lots of tap water Drink lots of tap water Drink milk and juice with meals only Drink milk and juice with meals only Limit the sweet drinks Limit the sweet drinks Eat healthy snacks Eat healthy snacks

38 We can all have a great smile !

39 THANK YOU AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS ASSOCIATION AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENISTS ASSOCIATION AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY NATIONWIDE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL NATIONWIDE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL JOYCE BEATHARD-LIND RDH BA JOYCE BEATHARD-LIND RDH BA GOOGLE IMAGES GOOGLE IMAGES FREELANCEDENTALNURSE.COM FREELANCEDENTALNURSE.COM SHE KNOWS PARENTING SHE KNOWS PARENTING OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY 1800DENTIST.COM 1800DENTIST.COM STOCKPHOTO.COM STOCKPHOTO.COM ASHVILLEPEDO.COM ASHVILLEPEDO.COM 7DENTAL.COM 7DENTAL.COM GUGGIEDALY.BLOGSPOT GUGGIEDALY.BLOGSPOT MAXPIC.COM MAXPIC.COM CSUNFASA.COM CSUNFASA.COM MOMNETMOM MOMNETMOM


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