Good oral habits in child help in the proper development of jaw and teeth. A child’s jaw and tongue function influence their teeth. Therefore, good oral habits could help to prevent the need for braces.
Let’s understand how to correct the child’s oral habits at home-
Clean your child’s nose regularly to prevent and manage nasal congestion.
If a child has a chronic blocked sinus, check they are getting enough vitamin D.
Encourage the tongue to sit against the roof of the mouth. Ask the child to-
To keep the lips in a closed position, balance the facial muscles. Lip stretches give the lips range of motion to close comfortably at rest.
Hard solid food should be introduced in the child’s daily diet after 6 months of age. Make them eat some raw vegetable such as small carrot or piece of celery. Cut the food into chewable sized pieces.
Gum chewing exercises helps in the growth of the jaw.
Good facial habits set a multidisciplinary approach to kid’s teeth. This approach will work alongside with an airway, sleep focused dentist, speech therapist, etc. Make your child do a few exercises and this will help in keeping teeth straighten.