Brushing your teeth is an essential part of everyone’s life but even more so for children! Baby teeth help children to eat and speak and guide the permanent adult teeth into position, so it is important to take care of them right from the start.
Introduce toothbrushing early so that children know it as part of their daily routine. This will help them practice proper oral care for years to come.
Encourage children to take part in toothbrushing as they get older. At around age two or three, help them develop the skill by letting them have a go first before you follow up to make sure all surfaces have been cleaned.
Children’s dental habits start with their parents so make sure to make a good first impression.
Brushing their teeth helps remove any debris in their mouth that could carry bacteria or germs and cause gingivitis. It’s even more vital to brush well if they have braces. After you eat, the bacteria break down sugar on your teeth into acids that eat away tooth enamel, causing holes called cavities. Plaque also causes a gum disease that can make your gums red, swollen, and sore.