Smile bright at every age: Important oral care tips for kids and elderly


We all know how maintaining good oral health is extremely important to boost self-confidence and enhance social interactions. However, the journey to achieve optimal oral care can differ from person to person. Different people could need different oral solutions based on their age, especially the ones most vulnerable: kids and the elderly. Be it teaching children the way to care for their milk teeth, or figuring out the solutions to oral care during your golden years. Having oral hygiene education for your particular situation is always a plus.

Smile Craft Dental Clinic’s top-rated Dentists in Margao, understand that every person has unique challenges on their journey for oral health. We therefore make sure to take the time and offer personalized dental treatment for every unique situation you or your child may face.

Oral care tips for children

Begin early: Proper oral care should begin as soon as the first tooth appears. Make sure to keep their gums clean with a soft damp cloth or cotton pad, even before the teeth appear. Once the teeth emerge, make sure to use special gentle toothbrushes meant for infants and a tiny bit of fluoride paste (have it approved by your dentist)

Daily Brushing Routine: Once your child gets older make sure to inculcate the habit of oral hygiene by making the process as fun and interesting as possible. Make sure they brush their teeth twice a day with a soft and flexible brush, along with fluoride paste to protect them from cavities. 

Floss daily: Be patient and help them learn how to floss properly with the proper techniques and make them understand why it’s important. Try making it interesting by letting them choose the flavor or colour of their choice.

Regular Dentist Check-Ups: Make sure that they keep getting their regular oral checkups so that your dentist helps prevent common childhood oral issues, like cavities, from getting worse. 

Make oral care fun and interesting: Make learning fun by teaching them using oral care games, videos on the internet, or storybooks. Lead by example and show them how regular you are with your oral care, while maybe also making a fun game out of it by competing with them.

Many people have given positive testimonials about Smile Craft Clinic’s pediatric care. Having some of the Best Dentists in Margao, we always ensure personalized care for your child in a friendly and comfortable environment.

Oral Care Tips for the Elderly

Oral Hygiene: Make sure you have a diligent and thorough oral care routine involving regular brushing, flossing, and an antiseptic mouthwash. Make sure that you’re using a gentle toothbrush to avoid irritating your gums and consider switching to electric toothbrushes in case you have arthritis. In case regular flossing irritates your gums you can even opt for water floss.

Dentures Maintenance: Take special care of your dentures by cleaning them appropriately with non-abrasive chemicals and denture cleaning solution. Make sure to give a break to your dentures and your gums by soaking them overnight. 

Regular checkups: Make sure to be diligent with your bi-yearly checkups (or as advised by your dentist) in order to fix oral issues early on. As well as keep an eye out for any other indications of health-related changes like bleeding gums, sores, or recurring bad breath. These could be the early signs of a more serious age-related issue. 

General Health Tips: Maintain a healthy and active lifestyle by keeping a balanced diet with an appropriate amount of exercise. Make sure to also be regularly hydrated and avoid smoking to prevent the heightened risk of oral cancer during old age.

Smile Craft Dental Clinic understands the unique oral challenges faced by the different age groups on the journey for better oral health. Therefore we provide you with internationally qualified dental specialists who are qualified to give you personalized care. This along with a comfortable and friendly environment created by our top dentist in Margao, leaves you assured that your loved ones are always in proper hands.

To learn more about our services visit our website or head over to our clinic for your consultation!

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