Dental care is regular medical operation that needs to be undertaken since the very early stage of the childhood because good dental care starts early and can last a lifetime. Dental care should be prioritized because teeth are the only body part consisting of bone which is located at the exterior part of the body.
As a bony part of the body, teeth cannot be naturally repaired if even one of them is damaged. Human’s bone is composed from a large portion of inorganic materials and a small portion of organic ones. The prevalence of inorganic materials of calcium and phosphorus from which the bone is composed makes it impossible for the teeth crystals to regenerate. Therefore, if certain damage occurs on the teeth, there is nothing that can be done to repair the damage perfectly. As an exposed part of the body, there will be many things that may cause damage to the teeth.
Furthermore, teeth are located in the everlastingly damp area of the body, the mouth. Damp area is the most suitable place for a large variety of bacteria to live and to regenerate. Therefore, if the area around the teeth is dirty and uncared, various bad bacteria can live and the mouth acidity will increase. The combination of those two adverse biological and chemical conditions within the mouth will make the teeth condition sooner or later severely depreciated.
As stated above, dental care should be accustomed from the childhood. However, most parents sometimes face difficulties when they want to encourage their children to have their teeth cared. There are actually several ways to make those children feel eager and enthusiastic to go to the dentist and perform regular dental care. The most important stage of dental care encouragement for the children is the stage where parents encourage their children to care for their own teeth.
It is recommended that parents start to brush their children’s teeth since they are between 1 and 1.5 years old. Maintaining the cleanliness of children’s teeth during this age span makes the children become accustomed to be convenient when their teeth are clean. Once they are getting older, they will feel inconvenient if their mouth condition is bad. Such inconvenience will make them accustomed to clean their teeth regularly themselves. Finding a good dentist to treat the children also becomes parents’ responsibility because dentists who can act friendlily towards their children can make sure that their children will always feel convenient when their teeth are cared.