For having healthy and white teeth practicing good dental care is very important. Knowing where to begin is the first step to forming good habits early on so here are few tips for improving the dental health of your children.
Brush teeth twice a day
Brushing teeth removes plaque (the build-up on teeth) that causes tooth decay so make sure that your little does it twice a day. Also teach them the right way of brushing- in a circular motion, cleaning a few teeth at a time.
Healthy meals and snacks are important for healthy teeth
Inculcate healthy eating habits and loads of fruits and vegetable in your kids diet is vital for teeth. Also avoid sugary juices and as it causes tooth decay.
Look for toothpaste with fluoride that’s child-friendly, with flavors and colors that appeal to kids.
Kids love hard candy which can get stuck between kids’ teeth and can cause cavities and flossing can help remove the candy particles.
Kids too need dentist so take them to the dentist regularly – usually every six months or as directed by your dentist – for routine cleanings and checkups
Encourage children to drink more water to help prevent tooth decay. If you choose bottled water, check the label for fluoride content.
Kids learn from their parents so set an example for them by including the above habits.