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While teaching your child the basics of brushing and flossing, you should also teach them why these things are important. Not only will dental care keep their teeth healthy, it will also keep their body healthy as well. Oral care is very important to the welfare of the human body. Here are some ways the two are linked.

Tooth decay and cavities are problems that affect all people of all ages, but it can be even more devastating when children have cavities. Children with cavities avoid using the infected tooth while eating. Poorly chewed food isn’t properly digested, leading to the child’s body being robbed of nutrients. This can lead to malnourishment and weight loss in children. Keep this from happening to your child. Help them brush and floss. You should monitor and assist in their dental cleaning until they are old enough to at least tie their shoes.

Children should also be fed proper diets that avoid candy and soda. This will help promote a healthy smile in your child. It will also help you make sure they are given the proper nutrients.

If you have any questions about pediatric dentistry, call Crossroads Dental in Luling, Texas at 830.351.6202 to speak with Dr. Christine Hervas or our helpful team. We look forward to helping your child’s smile!