Taking care of your child’s dental health will protect them from cavities, gum disease and extraction. Therefore, it’s vital for parents to train their kids how to take care of their teeth.

Key takeaways:

– Avoid introducing sugary foods to children under the age of 5 and when you do, ensure that intake is minimal.

– Train them oral hygiene practices and discourage bad habits like chewing on toys.

– End their fear of the dentist by playing ‘dentist’ with them and being a role model.

Also, look out for teeth-grinding and GERD.

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Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!