Easy Protection For Jaws And Teeth

Do you ever think about your own jaws and teeth and some of the hiccups have occurred with your oral health throughout your life? Perhaps you occasionally end up with sore teeth or fatigued jaws. Might these types of concerns affect your children? What can you do, you ask yourself, to ensure your little ones aren’t developing negative habits or doing things that may lead to damage or discomfort for jaws and teeth? We can offer a wealth of helpful advice!

Teach Kids To Take Smaller Bites

If you notice your children tend to take massive bites of their food (which then leads to quite a chewing scene), it’s time to teach them to take smaller bites. This may mean biting off smaller amounts or becoming accustomed to cutting most foods up with a fork and knife. Large bites (and excessive, forceful chewing) can stress jaw joints. Chewing smaller bites promotes jaw health and, as a result, safer oral health.

Be Careful On The Computer

Do your kids spend extended periods of time at the computer? Perhaps your children read, play games, write stories, or otherwise. It’s important to remember that either limiting computer use or ensuring the work station being used is ergonomically friendly is a big deal. Long stints at the computer often causes anyone to adopt an unusual posture, often with one’s head extended forward. This can stress the neck, jaws, and more. Correct posture while sitting will minimize such concerns.

Reel In Chewing Habits

For kids who seem to enjoy chewing sugarless gum, chewing on ice, chewing on their nails, chewing on whatever they happen to have in their hand, etc., it’s time to reel in the chewing. This motion (in excess) can promote oral health problems like TMJ disorder and bruxism, yielding both jaw and teeth damage.

Protect Kids’ Smiles With Very Easy Suggestions

Seek out advice from our team during checkups, so you can very easily keep your children’s smiles in exceptional shape! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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