Your Children Are Watching You As They Form Their Dental Habits
- Posted on: Mar 30 2016
Wylie Dental Care offers many types of restorative dental procedures – dentures, implants, crowns, veneers and whitening procedures – each of them designed to restore or repair the appearance of your teeth. Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime. However, the lack of proper dental care can lead to damaged or lost teeth.
If you have young children, now is the time to break any old or bad habits you may have from your youth and, at the same time, put your children on the road to proper dental hygiene and habits. As the parent, you are the model for your kids. They watch you. They emulate you. They do what you do and they want to be like you. If you are modeling good dental habits for them, you are doing yourself the favor of saving on dental expenses down the road and doing them the favor of an important lifetime habit.
Here are three tips to help you help your children:
- Flossing is a hard habit for some adults to master, but it is an essential step in getting rid of decay-forming debris. Brushing and flossing in the morning and before bed can become a special ritual and the benefits to you and your kids are long-lasting. Show your kids how to brush and floss. Begin early. You won’t be sorry.
- Make sure your kids have the proper size toothbrush. There are specially designed brushes for children that have smaller heads and softer bristles. Change the brush at least every three months and more often if your kids get sick.
- Use fluoride toothpaste. Cavities form in large part because of germs and plaque that remain on teeth. Brushing twice a day is a great way to defend against cavities. Protecting baby teeth is critical. Even though they will fall out to make way for permanent teeth, losing even one baby tooth to severe decay leaves a space in a small mouth that the other teeth will crowd together to fill.
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