Most children understand the need for brushing their teeth each morning and evening. Some children have been taught to floss their teeth once a day as well. However, when it comes to children independently taking care of their oral hygiene, there is generally lots of room for improvement.
Careful and thorough brushing and flossing at home are the best ways to avoid tooth decay and developing cavities between dental visits every six months. This lowers the chance of developing oral health problems and requiring treatment. To improve your child’s brushing and flossing in every way possible, here are some important tips.
Bacteria can build up in your child’s mouth very quickly, particularly if they consume sugary food and drinks. If bacteria remain on the surface of teeth for long periods of time, it damages the tooth enamel and causes decay.
Excellent brushing habits can eliminate bacteria on your child’s teeth before it has a chance to build up into plaque and tartar. Here are some tips to enhance your child’s tooth-brushing skills:
Regular flossing is an important part of oral health as well. Parents may have to help or oversee their child’s flossing technique at first. Here are some tips for flossing:
Brushing and flossing are essential to your child’s preventive oral care. This will help keep their teeth healthy in between dental examinations and cleanings.