Did you know that 71-92% of all traumatic dental injuries occur before the age of 19? A report in Trauma in Dentistry estimates that this is the case. As a parent, taking care of your child's teeth can be quite stressful, but the good news is that there are ways to prevent accidents and incidents that cause tooth injuries. We know how much you worry about your kids. That’s why we’ve put together a handy dental safety chart that lists the most common ways in which your child’s teeth might be put in danger and how to prevent those circumstances from happening in the first place.
Safety Chart for Children's Teeth
Medically Reviewed By Colgate Global Scientific Communications
|Striking teeth against objects||
|Shoving or pushing||
Safety and My Child’s Teeth
Did you know that your child’s upper front teeth are most affected by accidents, while teeth in the back of the mouth are usually injured by chewing on ice or other hard objects? In case of an accident, fall, or an object striking against your child’s teeth, you might find that your child’s tooth becomes cracked, chipped, or sometimes even detached from its socket.
You might worry about something happening to your child’s teeth, but don’t forget that in many cases, prevention is better than cure. Show your child how to take care of their teeth with the help of this dental safety chart, and you can save your child from any mishaps or tears!
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