Dental Hygiene for Kids- 6 Necessary Steps

by Dentist Auckland Writer

Every parent wants to give a healthy smile to their kids. For healthy oral care, parents need to set good habits for their growing kids. They have to instill these habits from an early age. Make sure you are not forcing your kids to follow healthy teeth routine. Involve yourself also in the routine to encourage your kids to  imitate you. Below are some necessary steps you will have to follow for healthy dental hygiene of your kids.

Give Children Freedom to Choose Their Brush & Toothpaste

Take your child to a medical store to pick his choice toothbrush and toothpaste. It will be an initial step to encourage children to brush teeth daily. The market is full of different varieties of soft toothbrushes for children. They are free to choose any of them. Moreover, there are many toothpaste products in different flavours. Finding their own flavour will be not so difficult. When these two things of their choice, they can ready to brush teeth daily.

Encourage them to Brush Twice a Day

I know it sounds difficult but you will have to encourage your teeth to brush twice a day. One in the morning and the other at night right before going bed. In the morning time, kids are always in hurry to reach to school on time. At this time, proper teeth cleaning seems a little difficult. At night, they have enough time to brush as well as floss. The healthy habit will prevent the teeth from decay. It will keep the cavity problem at bay.

Change their Diet                                           

Kids who eat a lot of sugary food items tend to be at high risk of cavities. So, it is necessary to curb sugary items. Don't allow your child to drink a lot of soda, sweetened drinks, cakes, and chocolates. If kids eat more than one chocolate a day, they can face unhealthy teeth and gum problems sooner.

Use Fluoride

Fluoride should be used by both children and adult. It reduces cavities in primary teeth and adult teeth. It also makes teeth strong by making the tooth enamel hard. Confirm whether your tap water has fluoride or not. If the tap water doesn't contain fluoride, your child may have to take an oral fluoride supplement. Your dentist in Auckland can tell you better about it.

Visit Your Dentist

Choose your family dentist to take care of the dental health of the entire family. According to experts, children should see a dentist from their first birthday. It gives the dentist an opportunity to identify any early problems regarding teeth. Make sure the dentist is specialized in pediatric dental care.

Show Them Encouraging Dental Hygiene Videos

Kid's mind is like a sponge. You can instill it with what you want. Instead of teaching them about dental hygiene, showing videos on the same topic can impact their mind much. You can show kids moral stories related to dental care. Show them doctor's advice regarding dental care. Funny videos on the same topic. These videos will impact them indirectly. You may notice an improvement in your kid's dental hygiene habits. 

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