Important Habits to Maintain a Teeth and Gums Healthy
While brushing and flossing are two of the most important daily habits for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, there are a few easy things you can do to help keep cavities away.
Brush Teeth at Least Twice per Day
Teach your children to brush their teeth at least twice per day using toothpaste that contains fluoride. To remove the plaque and harmful bacteria, you should brush for at least two minutes. Make it fun by singing a song like Happy Birthday or Jingle Bells twice while brushing.
Don’t Forget to Floss
Floss, Floss, Floss. Cavities like to hide between your teeth. Sometimes flossing is the only way to reach the food particles that get stuck between teeth. Teach your little ones to floss at least once a day.
Eat Nutritious Foods and Balanced Meals
Nutritious foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, are high in vitamins and minerals that are important for good dental health. What our children eat, or don’t eat, affects how their teeth develop.
Ask for Dental Sealants
To help reduce the risk of tooth decay on the permanent back molars, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children receive sealants as soon as they erupt, which is usually between six and twelve years of age. Dental sealants are a hard-plastic coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) that create a barrier to protect them from acid and plaque, reducing the risk of cavities.
Schedule Regular Cleanings and Exams
Regular visit can help find potential problems early and help kids get used to visiting the dentist. We recommend you bring your child in every 6 months for a check-up. Schedule an appointment today.
Tooth decay can be prevented. With the right care and healthy habits, your child can grow up to have a lifetime of healthy teeth and smiles.
At Kidz n Teenz, we focus on preventive care and education to keep your little one’s teeth healthy. We want to help you and your family avoid common dental health issues like cavities and decay, so we do everything we can to keep parents informed about proper oral hygiene habits. If you ever have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 9791035666.