Today we participated in a tweet chat about pediatric oral health with our own Kyle Frazier, DDS. The chat featured several different questions and answers around the different aspects of healthy pediatric oral hygiene. In case you missed it, some of […]
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Tweet Chat – Pediatric Oral Health

by Baylor Scott & White Staff on February 11, 2014

in Medical Information

Today we participated in a tweet chat about pediatric oral health with our own Kyle Frazier, DDS. The chat featured several different questions and answers around the different aspects of healthy pediatric oral hygiene. In case you missed it, some of the highlights are below.

  • Dental care is one of the most prevalent diseases in humans. Has a tremendous overall cost in America.
  • Two greatest risk factors are child’s diet and oral hygiene.
  • Parental guidance in both oral hygiene and child’s diet will have substantial impact on both baby/adult teeth.
  • Baby’s love bottles, but sending them to bed with one can cause tooth decay.
  • Children with low levels of anxiety can generally be treated normally in a regular dental office, with or without sedation.
  • Some children w complex medical conditions or high levels of anxiety are best treated in a hospital setting.
  • It is recommended that children under 2 only use a “smear” of fluoridated toothpaste or a toothpaste without fluoride.
  • has been extensively studied and has been found to be not only safe, but very effective at reducing caries.
  • Sealants protect the tops of the teeth from getting caries. They are recommended for kids that have deep grooves in teeth.
  • High sugar diets can be detrimental to teeth, but with proper oral hygiene, sugar can still be enjoyed in moderation.
  • Brushing after eating sugary foods is encouraged and will help cleanse the teeth.
  • Even foods that don’t have sugar, such as diet drinks, can be detrimental to teeth.

You can also check out these two other blog articles we’ve posted about pediatric oral health.

Stay tuned to our Twitter feed to learn about upcoming Twitter chats that you can participate in.

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