Promoting Good Oral Health

Friday, November 24, 2023
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Helping children to understand and develop healthy habits to care for teeth while they are young is so important. These habits can set the stage for good oral health care throughout their entire life.

The basics of brushing

Brush your child's teeth for about two minutes twice a day: once just before bedtime and at least one other time during the day.

Encourage them to spit out excess toothpaste but not to rinse with lots of water. Rinsing with water after tooth brushing will wash away the fluoride and reduce its benefits.

Supervise tooth brushing until your child is seven or eight years old, either by brushing their teeth yourself or, if they brush their own teeth, by watching how they do it. From the age of seven or eight they should be able to brush their own teeth, but it's still a good idea to watch them now and again to make sure they brush properly and for about two minutes.

Here a few tips to keep your kids’ teeth healthy:

Visit a dentist twice a year

Brush teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste

Floss teeth daily

Avoid sugary snacks and drinks

Drink more water

Snack on fruits, vegetables, cheese & whole grain foods