Unfortunately, children tend to be more prone to getting cavities than adults do. This can be caused by a combination of high sugar intake and poor teeth cleaning habits. We have created a list of tips to help you get your child on the road to maintaining their oral and dental health. In addition to these tips, it is also important that your child visits a dentist every six months to monitor dental health and to get a routine teeth cleaning.
It is important that children know how often they should brush their teeth and how long they need to brush each time. That is where the easy to remember guide of 2-2 comes in. The 2-2 rules dictates that everyone should brush at least twice a day for at least two minutes each session. In most cases, when a child follows this rule they will be able to get their teeth adequately clean.
It is important that children are taught to brush away from the gums. Brushing toward the gums can cause plaque to build up along the gum line. This can lead to issues with gum health later down the road. We recommend brushing teeth in a circular motion. This helps to prevent the amount of plaque that is pushed toward the gums.
There are many tools that can be utilized in order to maintain proper oral and dental health. For instance, your toothbrush is a critical part of the teeth cleaning process and should treated as such. This means that you should switch out your tooth brush about every six months. After six months, bacteria and other germs begin to build up to a level that is not as effective for preventing tooth decay and infection. It is also important that your child uses fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride helps to protect the enamel of the teeth, which reduces the chance of getting a cavity, Floss that is the proper thickness to fit in-between you child’s teeh is also a handy tool.