Children whose parents teach them the importance of healthy teeth and gums are less likely to need emergency dentistry, it has been suggested.
With Easter Sunday fast approaching, parents have been advised to teach their children about oral hygiene to avoid needing emergency dentistry after all those sugary snacks.
Dr Karen Gardner has suggested parents limit the amount of artificially sweetened food their children consume, offering natural fruits as an alternative, Round Town News reports.
Investing in a blender could be an effective way to make eating fruit more fun for children by allowing them to create their own smoothies.
Parents should also avoid purchasing fizzy drinks for their households to share – Dr Gardner suggests saving them for occasional treats.
Kellogg's suggests children should brush their teeth twice a day with a fluoride-based toothpaste to maintain oral health.
The company also advises parents to ensure their child is eating a well-balanced diet rich in foods such as cereals, beans, fruits and vegetables.