There are stages in life that every family will go through. When you have kids they seem to take over a lot of the scheduling that takes place. When it comes to your child’s dental care there are also stages that you will go through. When they are a baby the parents will do a lot of gum massaging. This will bring the blood closer to the surface and that is good for the oral health of your children. The next stage is when the teeth start to come in and you need to make sure that the teeth are brushed with a soft bristle brush. You also need to make sure that as they grow you take their oral health seriously and look for ways to make sure they have good hygiene. When the kids hit elementary school they are likely going to take on the majority of the oral care themselves. There are some tips that you can give them and use to help give them a leg up. Smile Reef outlines what you can do to increase your elementary age kids oral health.
Benefits of Brushing Teeth Twice a Day
Most people know that when you go to the dentist they are going to ask you if you are brushing twice a day. This is because you want to make sure that this is the habit that is created even at a young age. You want to have a good toothbrush that your child can use and a routine that they follow so that they do not forget to brush every day. They need to get in this routine and not just doing a quick brush but giving their teeth brushing the time and attention that they deserves. Some tips are to give them a timer they can use or have them start a song they love to listen to while they are brushing. This is a great way to ensure they are brushing for a long enough time.
Rinse Mouth After Every Meal
Most parents send their kids out to school for hours each and every day. They are also having a meal during the school day and that is why you want to give them the tools to rinse. If they are not able to take a toothbrush to clean their teeth after a meal they should at minimum rinse out their mouth when they are done. The water is a great way to wash over the debris that might be left on the teeth from their meal.
Pack Water Bottle in Lunch Box
Packing your kids lunch have become a science for most moms. Some kids love a sandwich while others would prefer a salad or a wrap. Most moms also know what snacks and chips they love and of course the juice drink. The problem is that the juice has tons of sugar that is bad for your kids teeth. It is better to pack up your kids lunches with a bottle of water to replace any sugary drinks they might try to take.
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