Our teeth are unlike almost every other part of our body. Unlike our other organs, they don’t grow, regenerate or repair themselves, which means we need to take extra good care of them. But that care shouldn’t start as an adult, when your teeth have started to discolour. Good oral hygiene should start out early, giving you the strong foundation you need for healthy teeth.
Today, we’ve got some great tips to help keep your children’s teeth clean and healthy for years to come.
8 Top Tips for Keeping Children’s Teeth Healthy
You don’t have to wait until your baby actually has teeth to get good oral hygiene started. While your baby is growing, it’s a good idea to gently clean their gums and any newly erupted first teeth after each feeding, so that no sugars or bacteria can cling to them and start to cause cavities. You can do this with a water soaked gauze pad or a clean, damp cloth. Avoid any scrubbing – instead just use a gentle wiping motion.
At some point, your child will need to learn how to brush their own teeth, rather than getting you to do it for them. You can start teaching self-brushing as early as three, using a tiny amount of toothpaste and a soft bristled brush. Teach your child by showing them the motions, brushing their teeth lightly for them, and then getting them to repeat what you did. Modelling the correct technique is important, as this is the technique your child will use for the rest of their life. When your child is around six, they should be developing the dexterity to handle brushing by themselves, and then you can introduce things like flossing.
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