Keeping Children’s Teeth Clean for life
It is important that children adopt healthy dental habits that are going to give them a strong healthy smile over their lifetime. Habits learned early in childhood will last through to adulthood.
Sometimes, starting off good habits such as brushing and flossing may seem like a very difficult task. You should start your children early to help them learn the importance of taking care of their teeth and smile. Here are a few tips that will help parents promote healthy dental habits in their children.
Children will more readily accept healthy dental habits the earlier you can get them to start. You should teach your children to brush their teeth as soon as they get their teeth. Before that, you should wipe their mouth with a clean piece of cloth.
Flossing can also begin as soon as there are two teeth that are touching. You will be getting your little one to become accustomed to oral health care even before they can do it by themselves.
Allow them to teach a sibling
Children love teaching their siblings or other children how to do things. Have the older children teach the younger ones how to brush teeth after they have learnt how to properly brush their teeth. That way, you will be having both children brush their teeth and come to show their clean healthy smiles to happy parents before retiring to bed or stepping out for school.
Brushing time should be fun
You can make use of a two minute song to encourage your kids to brush their teeth and ensure that brushing lasts the entire two minutes. Brushing will not feel like eternity when they are listening to the song.
Alternatively, make use of a reward system to encourage kids to brush their teeth. Collecting stickers for every time they properly brush their teeth will eventually earn them a gift.
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