Teaching your child good oral hygiene techniques is an investment in his health that will bring him benefits throughout his life. It is important to set a good example. Thus, by caring for your own teeth, your child receives the message that oral health is important. Everything that makes dental hygiene fun, such as brushing your teeth together with your children or allowing them to choose their own toothbrushes, encourages effective and stable oral hygiene over time.
To help your children protect their teeth and gums and reduce the risk of developing caries, teach them to follow these simple steps:
- Brush teeth at least two times a day, ensuring that bacterial plaque (the sticky film that forms on teeth and is the cause of caries) is completely removed.
- Choose a balanced diet, avoiding the consumption of starches and sugars. When you eat these foods, try to do it at meal times and not in between meals. The additional saliva produced during a meal helps to rinse out the food from the mouth.
- Bring your children to the dentist for routine check-ups.
There are various mobile applications that show kids how to care for dental health in a fun way. We encourage you to discover them!