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IDA Recommendation

IDA recommends the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age

Brushing should be recommended from the time the first tooth appears. It must be undertaken twice daily – in the morning after breakfast and in the night before going to bed.

While counseling about hygiene, never forget to say few words about oral hygiene.

Always insist on good nutritious diet for the child since diet is a major determinant of overall health including oral health.

Bottle feeding should be discouraged as much as possible. If the conditions are such that bottle feeding is necessary then proper instructions should be given.

Fluoridated tooth pastes can be safely recommended to children above 6 years old.

From the beginning, the mothers should be explained about role of sugar in dental caries and how sugar exposure may be reduced.

While taking health education lectures in schools oral health should be given due importance.

Teens with braces are more prone to decalcification because braces act as an excellent trap for food.

You can avoid demineralization by brushing after every meal, flossing once a day, and cutting back on soda.

Retainer or clear aligners must be removed before eating, even if you're only eating a small amount.