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Good dental health should start as early as possible, even when a toothbrush may be too big for a person's mouth.
Baby teeth, which will eventually fall out as the child ages, need proper dental care to ensure the next round of teeth come in properly and to protect against tooth decay, one of the most chronic diseases in childhood, the San Francisco Gate reports.
However, this is an area of dental health that has been often ignored in the past, according to the article. Cavities in children aged 2 to 5 increased to 28 percent between 1999 and 2004 with an increase in younger children visiting dentist for fillings and tooth restoration.
Dr Thuan Le, an assistant professor at the University of California in San Francisco, suggests parents start a dental care routine for their child that has them administer teeth cleaning on their young ones, states the Gate. Parents should brush for at least four minutes with a small amount of low-fluoride toothpaste.
Le also suggests flossing a child's teeth, especially the back molars since they are at the greatest risk for tooth decay.
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