QUESTION : Dr. Mijares, Not all children like to brush their teeth. What do you recommend to help them?
– Mrs. Amelia Gonzalez, Puerto Vallarta. –
Dear Mrs. Gonzalez,
Children’s cavities are primarily caused by a poor brushing technique. Most of the times parents show a certain apathy when helping their kids brush their teeth thinking they can dress, bath and eat by themselves, but a proper tooth brushing takes some skill and patience.
If even adults don’t always have the responsibility to invest enough time in oral hygiene, we can’t expect a child does. It is our duty as parent to be in charge of or children’s oral health.
Dr. Gerardo Mijares (Dentist).
To contact Dr. Gerardo Mijares:
Address: Av. de Los Tules # 212, Fraccionamiento Jardines de Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta.
Tel: 29 3 34 50