As a mother of two young children, I understand all too well how tricky it can be to get them looking after their teeth. That’s why I feel that I need to help them do this. Healthy teeth are important for everybody, and children need to get into good habits from a young age. It’s important to get them in the habit of taking care of their teeth now. They will take this into later life and save themselves a lot of pain and money.
As most parents will be aware, most kids hate having to brush their teeth. That’s why it’s important to come up with techniques and tactics to help them. These are some of my suggestions that will help you to help your kids look after their teeth as much as possible.
The first thing you need to think about is the toothbrush. At this early stage, the toothbrush is one of the essential parts of the process. It needs to be right for your child, and this means it can’t be too hard or difficult to use. Luckily, there is so much choice that you should have no problems choosing something. Take a look at the product ranges from the likes of Aqua Fresh and Colgate. They provide fun and kiddie-friendly brushes and toothpaste that will encourage your kids to brush more.
Next up we need to tackle the actual brushing process. This is something that kids generally don’t like, and it might take them a while before they start doing it properly. It is best to monitor their brushing, and make sure they are doing it right. If the brushing is wrong, then the teeth aren't getting cleaned right. Help them to learn how to brush their teeth and praise them for trying.
At this young age, it’s also important to make sure you get the kids teeth checked regularly. This means making regular visits to the dentist. Dental appointments are vital for ensuring the children’s teeth stay strong and healthy. Check out Cheshire Dental Centre and make sure you sign up so the kids can get regular treatment. Going to the dentist is never something that kids look forward to, but if you can find a child-friendly practise it may well make the process less traumatic for them.
Watch What They Eat
It’s also essential that you make sure you’re monitoring what the kids eat. Food and drink are a big part of the process of teeth care. Consuming lots of sugar and lots of acidic food and drink is bad for the teeth and can start to rot them. Try to cut down on the number of soft drinks and sweets yourng children have. Try to feed them a balanced diet with plenty of vegetables to keep their teeth strong and well-maintained.
It is not easy getting children to take care of their teeth and it is often a battle in our house. Tips and techniques can help and soon it becomes easier, the main trick is to stick at it. Make brushing teeth fun and soon the battle will be forgotten about. What tips and tricks do you have?