You reap what you sow, and that’s especially true when your body is concerned. Healthy habits that you inculcate today keep you in good stead years thereafter; this is true for all facets of your body, especially your oral health. The practice of inculcating good habits for your body doesn’t start when you’re an adult or later in life when you realise your lack of care has endangered your well-being. This must start very early on in life, the formative years. And, because children can’t think for themselves as well as you can, you must help them inculcate these habits. So, here’s a brief guide on oral hygiene for kids.
Bring About a Dietary Change
Yes, yes, we know that kids tend to have a greater preference for the stuff that’s not as healthy. But, think about the consequences of the dietary culture your kids are consuming. Try to replace that candy bar with naturally healthy items such as fruits, dry fruits, nuts, etc. You can bring about that change in your own diet so as to present your kids with a good example of what they should be doing. Yes, that occasional bar of chocolate is fine, but there needs to be proper moderation while you’re at it. Oh, and prefer that bar of chocolate over jelly-coated sweets, they’re more likely to cause a cavity.
Try to Switch from Coffee to Green Tea
Have you ever noticed that you turn to sweeter stuff when that dash of caffeine hits you after a cup of coffee? That’s simply your caffeine crash hitting you. Try to replace that cup of coffee with the significantly healthier green tea. While you do get your fill of caffeine with green tea, the impact isn’t all that bad. Also, coffee is also highly likely to cause tooth discoloration. Another reason why you should consider green tea is that you reduce the risk of tooth decay.
Brush (Twice), Floss, Rinse, Repeat
While this may seem like such a clichéd tip to offer, there’s a reason why we keep offering you these. This cycle is quite simply the bedrock of sound oral hygiene for kids, just like it is for adults. Kids tend to find the habit of brushing twice a bit of a drag, and you may want to ensure that the habit sticks early on before they risk endangering their oral health. And lastly, the best time to start flossing is at age 6, when your kids’ set of teeth becomes prominent.
Don’t Forget Your Bi-Annual Check-Up
A dental check-up keeps the decay away. Your dentist is here to help you and your kids maintain excellent oral hygiene, and the first step along the way is by providing them with that chance. Not only does the dentist help your kids by preventing the bothersome growth of decay, the dentist also identifies troublesome conditions and offers useful solutions. You may feel free for a round of dental check-up or contact us if you have any queries along the way. We, at College Plaza Dental, are here to help you.