Oral health is extremely important. If your mouth is healthy, the rest of your body will be healthier. However, if your mouth is unhealthy, you may find that your general health decreases. It is therefore very important to make sure that you visit the dentist regularly, that you practice good oral hygiene and that you take steps to prevent oral disease.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to encourage good oral health habits in children. They may not like brushing or flossing their teeth regularly, have fear of dentist and this can lead to all sorts of dental problems down the track. As a parent, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children have healthy teeth. Our top dental hacks for helping you do this include:
Teach Good Habits Early:
It is never too early to teach good dental hygiene habits. Although a lot of people believe the dental myth that baby teeth don’t really matter – since they are lost anyway – nothing could be further from the truth. A person’s baby teeth are perfect for practicing and refining good oral health techniques and habits, and should always be kept in good condition to maintain good dental health.
As a parent, a key part of childcare, is you should teach your children good oral health techniques early in their life. Start brushing their teeth as soon as they come through with a special baby toothbrush, and teach them to brush their own as soon as they are old enough. Show them how to floss and how to use a mouthwash, and make sure that you are always encouraging good habits.